Recordings

My Song in the Night

This live recording is from a unique Magnum Chorum concert on March 6, 2016. In addition to the full choir, you’ll hear solos and small groups of voices woven throughout the program, reflecting our singers’ own contributions to the theme in this musical mosaic for the soul. Highlights include Shenandoah, One Voice by The Wailin Jennys’, music by Kenneth Jennings and Stephen Paulus, For the Mountains Shall Depart, original music by singer Danny Lee, Precious Lord and the centerpiece—Paul J. Christiansen’s My Song in the Night. This CD is in response to audience demand for a recording from this concert.

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Requiem: I Will Lift Mine Eyes

This stunning live recording captures the choir’s first concert performance under Mark Stover as Artistic Director on November 1, 2014. Highlights include Jake Runestad’s I Will Lift Mine Eyes, Tavener’s Song for Athene, City Called Heaven, O Salutaris Hostia by Eriks Esenvalds, a new piece by Ralph Johnson, Ancient Waters Warmed With Life, and the featured work Requiem Canticorum with soprano saxophone by James Whitbourn.

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With a Voice Of Singing

Magnum Chorum’s highly anticipated recording of choral works by Dr. Kenneth Jennings, inspired composer and third conductor of the world renowned St. Olaf Choir. Under the direction of Christopher Aspaas, this collection features Today Heaven Sings, Creator Spirit Heavenly Dove, The Lord is the Everlasting God, O Little Town and the Spiritual Songs. Also included are two sparkling arrangements by his beloved wife and composer Carolyn Jennings.

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Love Divine

Recorded live in concert in 2009, this lively and evocative collection includes The Exaltation of Christ by Charles Forsberg, Five Hebrew Love Songs by Eric Whitacre, Like as the Hart by Herbert Howells, and Rene Clausen’s Set Me as a Seal and In Pace. Lovely performances of Praise to the Lord, Elizabeth Poston’s Jesus Christ, the Apple Tree, and Requiem by Eliza Gilkyson are included, along with two works by emerging composers: Lost in the Night by Kyle Haugen and the premiere of Stanford Scriven’s This is the Day. Conducted by Christopher Aspaas.

Wonder Tidings

Christmas Music of Stephen Paulus

Magnum Chorum's highly anticipated recording of Christmas music by Stephen Paulus. This definitive collection features the composer's finest choral works:Three Nativity Carols, Hallelu!, Canticum Novum, and Jesu Carols. Exceptional singing, gorgeous arrangements, inspired accompaniment, and virtuoso solos by soprano Maria Jette and tenor David Fischer make this latest collaboration a bright new addition to any fine music collection. Directed by David Dickau.

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New Traditions

A collection featuring beloved favorites like ShenandoahO Day Full of Grace by F. Melius Christiansen, and The Lord Bless You and Keep You. A piece from Rachmaninoff's All Night Vigil is also included. The album particularly pays tribute to the St. Olaf choral tradition, featuring works by Olaf Christiansen, his father F. Melius Christiansen, and Kenneth Jennings. Recorded in 1994 under the direction of Jin Kim, the choir's founding music director.

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