Choral Music Repertoire

The Concentus Women’s Chorus ensemble performs classical choral music, ranging from medieval chant through contemporary compositions, written specifically for women’s voices. Following is a sample of our choral repertoire since 2001, which represents the range of our performances, from historical to contemporary, traditional to new commissioned work, holidays to secular, and special events, such as weddings. Selected audio files are available on our Audio Samples page.

Angelus ad virginem Anonymous (14th century)
April is in my Mistress' s face Thomas Morley (ca. 1557-1603)
Arise, My Love, My Fair One Bradley Nelson (contemporary)
At The River Traditional, arr. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Ave Regina Caelorum Guillaume Dufay (ca. 1400-1474)
Away from the Roll of the Sea Allister MacGillivray, arr. Diane Loomer
(from the Mass "O admirabile commercium")

Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
(ca. 1525-1594)

Ce moys de may Clément Janequin (ca. 1480-1558)
Ceremony of Carols, A
  • Procession
  • Wolcum Yole!
  • There is no Rose
  • That yongë child
  • Balulalow
  • As dew in Aprille
  • This little Babe
  • Interlude
  • In Freezing Winter Night
  • Spring Carol
  • Deo Gracias
  • Recession
Benjamin Britten (1913-1976)
Ching-A-Ring Chaw Traditional, arr. Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
Confitemini Domini Alessandro Costantini (ca. 1581-1657)

Dancing Day

  • Prelude
  • Angelus ad virginem
  • A virgin most pure
  • Personent Hodie
  • Interlude
  • There is no rose
  • Coventry Carol
  • Tomorrow shall be my dancing day
John Rutter (contemporary)
Der Bräutigam (Opus 44, No. 2) Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
Dirait-On Morton Lauridsen (contemporary)
Five Canzonets
  1. The Nut Tree
  2. The Blossom
  3. Daybreak
  4. Calico Pie
  5. Spring
Daniel Pinkham (b. 1923)
Folk Songs of the Four Seasons
  • Spring
    • Early in the Spring
    • The Lark in the Morning
    • May Song
  • Summer
    • Summer is a-coming in and The Cuckoo
    • The Sprig of Thyme
    • The Green Meadow
  • Autumn
    • John Barleycorn
    • The Unquiet Grave
    • An Acre of Land
  • Winter
    • God Bless the Master
Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Gift of Love, The Traditional tune, arr. Hal Hopson (contemporary)

Hildegard Motets, The

  • O Choruscans Lux Stellarum
  • O Virtus Sapientiae
  • Spiritus Sanctus
  • Nunc Gaudeant
Maria Löfberg (contemporary)
Hosanna Knut Nystedt (b. 1915)
How Do I Love Thee? Nathan Christensen (b. 1976)
I Sing of a Maiden Patrick Hadley (contemporary)
In the Bleak Midwinter Gustav Holst (1874-1934), arr. Edna Huelsenbeck
In winter cold
Whereat an ant
William Byrd (1543-1623), arr. Edna Huelsenbeck
J'entends le Moulin Donald Patriquin (contemporary)
Laudi alla Vergine Maria Giuseppe Verdi (1813-1901)
Lift Thine Eyes (from the oratorio "Elijah") Felix Mendelssohn (1809-1847)
Linden Lea Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Litanies à la Vierge Noir Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Loving Hands Cary Ratcliff (contemporary)
Lute-Book Lullaby W. Ballet (17th century) , arr. John Rutter (contemporary)
Magnificat (with soprano soloist) Ralph Vaughan Williams (1872-1958)
Mary Had a Baby! Traditional, arr. John C. Phillips
Missa Brevis in Tempore Violentiae Ron Jeffers (contemporary)
Mon coeur se recommande à vous Orlando di Lasso (1532-1594)
Mountain Nights No. 2
Mountain Nights No. 4
Zoltán Kodály (1882-1967)
Nigra Sum Pablo Casals (1876-1973)
Now is the Month of Maying Thomas Morley (ca. 1557-1603)
Parsley, Sage, Rosemary and Thyme Traditional, arr. John Coates, Jr.
Petites Voix
  • La petite fille sage
  • Le chien perdu
  • En rentrant de l'école
  • Le petit garçon malade
  • Le hérisson
Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
Quam Pulchra Es John Dunstable (1390-1453)
Salut Printemps Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
Salve Regina Ramona Luengen (contemporary)
Set Me As a Seal René Clausen (contemporary)
Snow, The Edward Elgar (1857-1934)
Surrexit Pastor Bonus (Opus 39, No. 3) Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy (1809-1847)
Tantum Ergo (Op. 65, No. 12) Gabriel Fauré (1845-1924)
Three Carols
  1. Tyrley tyrlow
  2. Balulalow
  3. The sycamore tree
Peter Warlock (1894-1930)
Three Songs from Frostiana
  1. Come In
  2. A Girl's Garden
  3. Choose Something Like a Star
Randall Thompson (1899-1984)
Three Songs from Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream
  1. I do wander everywhere
  2. Philomel with Melody
  3. I will wind thee in my arms
Cary Ratcliff (contemporary)
Tota pulchra es Maurice Duruflé (1902-1986)
Twenty-Third Psalm, The Herbert Fromm (1905-1995)
Two Eastern Pictures
Gustav Holst (1874-1934)
Ubi caritas Eleanor Daley (contemporary)
Vier Lieder aus dem Jungbrunnen
  1. Nun stehn die Rosen in Blüte
  2. Die Berge sind spitz
  3. Am Wildbach die Weiden
  4. Und gehst du über den Kirchhof
Johannes Brahms (1833-1897)
We See That Men Do Ever Jacques Arcadelt (ca. 1505-1568)
Were We Dreaming? Cary Ratcliff (contemporary)
Wir eilen mit schwachen, doch emsigen Schritten (from Cantata No. 78) Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750)