Mixing Gregorian chant with spirituals, Renaissance motets with Romantic motets—from the sound of a single voice calling out to the astonishing radiance of a full choir—this breathtaking recording celebrates the glory and transcendence of the human voice. The pillar of this collection is Richard Strauss’s rarely performed Deutsche Motette. Features the Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola conducted by Kent Tritle and Robert Reuter, joined by students of Cristo Rey and Loyola High Schools in New York City in a rousing rendition of William I. Dawson’s Soon ah will be done. Recorded live February 2011. MSR Classics MS 1374.
The debut recording of the Saint Ignatius Loyola Children’s Choir under the direction of Mary Huff offers fresh interpretations of classics like Panis Angelicus, How can I keep from singing, When I survey the wondrous cross, My shepherd will supply my need, Humbly I adore thee, and much more. Re-established in 2001, the children’s choir program at St. Ignatius Loyola has grown into a ministry including over 120 children from grades one through twelve. The repertoire of the choir stretches from plainchant through new anthems of the present day, from cornerstones of the oratorio and symphonic repertoire to romantic Latin Masses sung in their liturgical context, as well as traditional and contemporary hymnody. Recorded in 2011. MSR Classics MS 1399.
Hailed by The American Record Guide as “one of the nation’s finest church choirs,” the Choir of St. Ignatius shines in this recording of stunning a cappella works spanning 1,000 years of sacred music. MSR Classics MS 1144
“…all this music is extremely well served by what is evidently an expert choir that has been splendidly trained. The choir makes an excellent sound…and their tuning, balance and diction are all first rate.” – Musicweb-International.com
Schnittke Concerto for Choir & Ginastera Lamentations of Jeremiah
Featuring Alfred Schnittke’s Concerto for Choir and Alberto Ginastera’s The Lamentations of Jeremiah. This CD was recorded live by MSR Classics at the February 13, 2008 performance at the Church of St. Ignatius Loyola. MSR Classics MS 1251.
Duruflé’s extraordinarily beautiful Requiem performed in its original version for choir and organ, featuring the Choir of St. Ignatius with Metropolitan Opera soprano Kaaren Erickson and cellist Arthur Fiacco. The Suite pour orgue features Kent Tritle on the N.P. Mander Pipe Organ. Remastered in 2005. MSR Classics MS 1141
Kaaren Erickson, soprano Arthur Fiacco, cello Nancianne Parrella, organ Choir of St. Ignatius Loyola Kent Tritle, conductor