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This is the Day
By Jacob Mandell
By Jacob Mandell, Linda Tedford, Messiah College Concert Choir, Messiah College Chamber Singers, and Sally Graham. By Frances Comford, Lancelot Andrewes, Lewis Carroll, Sergei Rachmaninoff (1873-1943), John Rutter (1945-), William Billings (1746-1800), Egil Hovland (1924-), Ben Allaway, Frank Ticheli, and Sam Pottle. Classical. CD. Naxos #52962-MCD. Published by Naxos (NX.52962-MCD).
Item Number: NX.52962-MCD
On this release, the Messiah College Concert Choir performs a program of sacred choral works by composers such as Sergei Rachmaninoff, John Rutter Oxford, William Billings, and many more. Messiah College Concert Choir is the premiere vocal ensemble of the Department of Music at Messiah College, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. Under the direction of Linda L. Tedford, the choir has enjoyed critical acclaim as a result of performances and recordings. Student participants are chosen annually through competitive auditions from various academic majors and represent a cross-section of the Messiah College community. The Concert Choir has toured extensively in the United States, as well as Ireland, Austria, the Czech Republic and Italy. In addition to touring, the Concert Choir maintains an active recording schedule. The choir has been the featured choir for Kalmus Publications, Mark Foster Publications and Walton Music Publications on their internationally distributed albums. Performances are characterized by a repertoire that encompasses both sacred and secular works. In addition to campus and community concerts, the Messiah College Concert Choir frequently performs with the Harrisburg Symphony Orchestra as part of their Masterworks Series and has appeared at conventions of the PA Music Educators Association and the American Choral Directors Association.