Music of Russia
It's here! Illumni Men's Chorale's seminal Russian Music recording. This is a once in a lifetime recording from two live concerts featuring some of the first performances by an American choir of many of the songs listed - including the first performance by an American of the original ending to Chesnokov's Do Not Forsake Me When I am Old!
The CD contains works by Goncharov, Gretchaninov, Chesnokov, and folk favorites from Kalinka and Eh Ukhnem, to The Battle of Borodino, Have a listen, and preorder today!
Back Row: Justin Ferris, James Wyatt, Nick Pharris, Steven Clark, Ryan C Davidson, Christopher McCafferty, Phillip Radtke, Scott Ramsey, J Scott Kovacs, Ronald L Anderson, Sean M Haley, Renece Marceau, Dalton Shotwell, Don Neptun
Front Row: Cavin Parrilla, Charles G Logan, James Foster, Dustin Smith, Bill Freeland, Christian Jaeger, Jim Fellows, Greg Golliet, and guest soloist Glenn Miller
Music of Russia
Hvalite imia Ghospodne - Diletsky
Sovlet Prevyechnii - Chesnokov
Spasenje sodelal - Chesnokov
*Ne Otverzhi Mene - Chesnokov
Nïne otpushchayeshï - Gretchaninov (English)
Krestu Tvoyemu - Goncharov
Panikhida (Selections) - Chesnokov
**Plotiyu - Steve Clark
Soar Up Falcons - Mantulin
Amid the Trackless Forrest - Mantulin
The Battle of Borodino - Matulin
Eh, Ukhnem! - Smirnov
Kalinka - Prokhorov
*Premier performance by an American soloist: Glenn Miller. (One of only a handful of recordings in the world.)
Known for his unique Basso Profundo voice, Glenn Miller has performed all over the world. A native of New Jersey, he earned his Bachelor of Music degree in church music and organ at Westminster Choir College, Princeton, where his teachers included Dr. John and Dr. Helen Kemp, Dr. James Litton and Dr. Erik Routley (church music), and Dr. Donald McDonald (organ). While at Westminster, he sang and recorded with leading orchestras in New York City under the direction of Leonard Bernstein, Pierre Boulez, James Levine, Seiji Ozawa, Robert Shaw and William Steinberg.
He earned his Master of Music degree in choral conducting from the University of Oklahoma. Additional studies in choir training include work with Dr. Craig Hella Johnson, Dr. Barry Rose and Dr. John Scott in the United States and in England. He is active in the Royal School of Church Music in America, particularly its King's College (Wilkes Barre, PA) summer chorister training course. He also prepares singers for guest conductors that have included James Litton (the American Boychoir), David Briggs (Director of Music emeritus, Gloucester Cathedral), Andrew Lumsden (Winchester Cathedral), Gerre Hancock (St. Thomas Church, New York City), Murray Somerville (Harvard University), Richard Tanner (Blackburn Cathedral) and Paul Trepte (Ely Cathedral).
He has enjoyed a distinguished career and continues to be in great demand as a professional choral singer, performing and recording with: the Choir of St. Paul's Cathedral, London; the Choir of St. Thomas Church, New York City; Conspirare (Austin, TX); the Robert Shaw Festival Singers; the New York Choral Artists. He has served congregations in Wyomissing, PA, Oklahoma City, and Somerville, NJ. He also served as director of the boys choir of Bramdean School, Exeter, England.
Illumni Men's Chorale
Christopher J McCafferty, Artistic Director
J Scott Kovacs, Associate Conductor (First Half - Sacred)
Sean M Haley (Second Half - Secular)
Steven Clark, Resident Scholar
Nicholas Pharris, Resident LinguistGeneral Manage, Marina Juarez
Secretary, C Christine McCafferty
Additional language coaching by Father Vadim Pogrebniak (Church Slavonic) & Michelle Chamberlain (Russian).
Greg Golliet, Jim Fellow, Don Npetun, Glenn Miller, Dalton Shotwell, J Scott Kovacs
Row 1 Dustin Smith, Scott Ramsey, Christian Jaeger
Row 2, Bill Freeland, Phillip Radtke,
Ronald L Anderson, Rene Marceau
Row 1 Steven Clark, James Foster, Ryan C Davidson
Row 2 Justin Ferris, Steve Wolbrecht,
James Wyatt, Nick Pharris
Christopher J McCafferty, Sean M Haley,
Charlie Logan, Cavin Parrilla, Renece Marceau