Christmas Alleluia
A Christmas Alleluia
A Christmas Alleluia

TH-71996

The Choir of All Saints, Atlanta

  1. Chanticleer - Richard Dirksen
  2. How Far is it to Bethlehem? - arr. Stephen Paulus
    (Laurie Burlington, Chad Dyar, soloists)
  3. Long, Long, Ago - Carlisle Floyd
  4. Ríu, Ríu, Chíu - Spanish Carol arr. Linda Spevacek-Avery (Alan Clarke, Bobby Johnston, Shawn Charton, James Marshall, soloists)
  5. I Sing of a Maiden - Patrick Hadley
  6. Sweet Little Jesus Boy - Robert MacGimsey (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  7. O Little Town of Bethlehem - arr. Stephen Paulus
  8. Mary's Lullaby - Douglas Major (Lisa Hilliard, Jennifer MacMaster, soloists)
  9. Alleluia, A Newe Work is Come - Richard Dirksen
  10. Elizabeth's Song (The Annunciation Story) - Richard Dirksen (Melissa Fontaine, soloist)
  11. The Ship Carol (Jesu Carols) - Stephen Paulus

    A Ceremony of Carols, Opus 28
    Benjamin Britten
  12. Processional
  13. Wolcum Yole!
  14. There is No Rose
  15. That Yongë Child (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  16. Balulalow (Lisa Hilliard, soloist)
  17. As Dew in Aprille
  18. This Little Babe
  19. Interlude
  20. In Freezing Winter Night (Jennifer MacMaster, Holly McCarren, soloists)
  21. Spring Carol
    (Jennifer MacMaster, Holly McCarren, soloists)
  22. Deo Gracias
  23. Recessional


  24. He Shall Feed His Flock (Messiah) - G. F. Handel (Laurie Swann, Jennifer MacMaster, soloists)

  25. Sleep Little One - Ron Nelson
  26. Joy to the World - arr. John Rutter

    Total Playing Time: 64:44
"The contemporary music is mostly unusual and quite interesting. The choir sounds big and quite mellifluous." (American Record Guide)
"The choir is in superb form, with lovely tone, secure pitch, and interpretive sensitivity." (The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians)

The Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church

The All Saints' Choir has a long tradition of musical excellence. The choir, comprised of professional and volunteer members, sings two Sunday services as well as Festival Services. Special choral music is often performed with orchestral accompaniment for All Saints' Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and concerts. The choir has made several recordings, of which the two latest, produced by Towerhill Records, include one of Christmas music A Christmas Alleluia and the other, traditional Spirituals The Promised Land. The choir has been featured at Washington National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Southeastern Conference of the American Choral Directors' Association. Choral commissions and premiers include works by Gerald Near, Bruce Neswick, Stephen Paulus, David Ashley White, Victor Johnson, Raymond Chenault, Alan Gibbs, and David Briggs.

Derrick Henry, music critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote: "Chenault and his 45-voice mixed choir furnished uniformly excellent performances, beautiful in tone, secure in technique, sensitively balanced and vividly communicative."