I was looking for a sound file on my website today so that my colleague Kathy Bowers could listen to it. I didn’t find the file, but I did find several others. As I listen to these files again, I marvel, and I’m happy.
My last year of choral directing at Ball State University found me with the Concert Choir, the number two group. I’m awfully proud of what we did that year.
We opened the October 2004 concert with Purcell’s Soul of the World.
We closed my last concert with Concert Choir eight months later with Mack Wilberg’s arrangement of Come, thou fount of every blessing. If one can listen past the dyspeptic brass playing, this is great stuff. The men’s sound in the second verse is particularly thrilling, I think.
Many more sound files from my Ball State concert groups can be found by hitting my website, www.jeffreycarter.us, and clicking on Choral Archive Files in the links column on the left.