Repertoire

The National Children's Chorus is proud to perform the finest music in the choral repertoire, in addition to commissioning new works and presenting exciting world premieres. Here is a comprehensive survey of our most recent literature.

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2013/14

2008/09

2012/13

2007/08

2011/12

2006/07

2010/11

2005/06

2009/10

2004/05


2013/14

  • Agustin Lara | Granada
  • American Traditional | All the Pretty Little Horses
  • American Traditional | Oh Shenandoah (arr. Jay Althouse)
  • American Traditional | Pat Works on the Railway (arr. Ruth E. Dwyer & Martin L. Ellis)
  • American Traditional | Poor Wayfarin’ Stranger (arr. Royal Stanton)
  • Arne Running | Newborn Snow
  • Astor Piazzolla | Libertango (arr. Oscar Escalada)
  • Australian Traditional | Kookaburra (arr. Melissa Keylock & Jill Friedersdorf)
  • B. Wayne Bisbee | The Wind
  • Benjamin Britten | A Ceremony of Carols, Op. 28
  • Benjamin Britten | A New Year Carol
  • Brazilian Traditional | Cirandeiro
  • Brazilian Traditional | Três Cantos Nativos dos Indios Kraó (arr. Marcos Leite)
  • César Franck | Panis Angelicus (arr. Marie Stultz)
  • Chilean Traditional | Mi Caballo Blanco
  • Christoph Willibald von Gluck | O del mio dolce ardor
  • Colombian Traditional | Juego a que me quemo (arr. Julián Gómez Giraldo)
  • Dr. James Wright | A Gallery of Song: Spirit of the Land
  • Edoardo di Capua | ‘O Sole Mio (arr. Dale Jergenson)
  • Elizabeth Alexander | The Earth Called To My Friend
  • English Traditional | Oliver Cromwell (arr. Benjamin Britten)
  • English Traditional | What Child Is This (Greensleeves) (arr. Ruth Elaine Schram)
  • Ernesto De Curtis | Come Back To Sorrento
  • Francesco Sartori, Lucio Quarantotto & Frank Peterson | Con Te Partirò (Time To Say Goodbye) (arr. Mac Huff)
  • Franciso J. Núñez | Four Spanish Lullabies
  • French Traditional | Ding! Dong! Merrily on High (arr. Ruth Morris Gray)
  • French Traditional | Hanukkah, Oh Hanukkah (arr. Ruth Morris Gray)
  • George Frideric Handel | Hallelujah Chorus (from Messiah)
  • George Frideric Handel | Lascia Ch’io Pianga (arr. Catherine DeLanoy)
  • George Frideric Handel | Ombra mai fu (arr. Henry Leck)
  • German Traditional | In Dulci Jubilo (arr. Audrey Snyder)
  • Giacomo Carissimi | Vittoria, mio core!
  • Giacomo Puccini | O mio babbino caro
  • Giacomo Puccini | Quando me’n vo soletta (La Bohème)
  • Giovanni Gastoldi | I Behold Your Beauty (arr. Patrick M. Liebergen)
  • Giuseppe Verdi | Va, Pensiero (arr. Donald Neuen)
  • Gregorian Chant | O Come, O Come, Emmanuel (arr. Nick Nicassio)
  • Guatemalan Traditional | Un Lorito De Verapaz
  • Hanukkah Traditional | Hanerot Halalu (arr. Becki Slagle Mayo)
  • Henry John Gauntlett | Once in Royal David’s City (arr. Bob Burroughs)
  • Holiday Traditional | Christmas Medley (arr. Mark Weston)
  • Irving Berlin | White Christmas (from Holiday Inn) (arr. Kirby Shaw)
  • Israeli Traditional | Artza Alinu (arr. Earlene Rentz)
  • Italian Traditional | Dormi, Dormi (arr. Mary Goetze)
  • Italian Traditional | Ciao Bella Ciao
  • Jamaican Traditional | Linstead Market (arr. Douglas Beam)
  • James Lord Pierpont | Jingle Bell Dash (arr. Lynn Shaw Bailey)
  • Johann Sebastian Bach | How Brightly Shines the Morning Star (from Cantata No. 1)
  • John Levitt | Ose Shalom
  • John Rutter | Dancing Day
  • Latin American Traditional | Two Spanish Folk Songs (arr. Bruce Trinkley)
  • Luigi Denza | Funiculi, Funicula
  • Mel Tormé & Bob Wells | The Christmas Song (Chestnuts Roasting on an Open Fire) (arr. Richard Walters)
  • Mexican Traditional | Cielito Lindo (arr. Barbara Harlow)
  • Michael Bedford | Hodie Christus Natus Est
  • Nancy Hill Cobb | Hodie
  • Native American Traditional | Shoshone Love Song (The Heart’s Friend) (arr. Roger Emerson)
  • Nick Page | Fairest Lady (from The Nursery Rhyme Cantata)
  • Panamanian Traditional | Al Tambor (arr. Victor C. Johnson)
  • Paul Gibson | Dona Nobis Pacem
  • Peruvian Traditional | El Río (arr. Diana V. Sáez)
  • Randall Thompson | Velvet Shoes
  • Russian Traditional | Good Night (arr. Doreen Rao)
  • Ruth E. Dwyer & Martin Ellis | Simply Said
  • Ruth Morris Gray | Canoe Song (My Paddle’s Keen and Bright)
  • Scottish Traditional | Auld Lang Syne (arr. Lee R. Kesselman)
  • Spanish Traditional | A la nanita nana (arr. David Eddleman)
  • Spiritual Traditional | All Day, All Night
  • Spiritual Traditional | Wade in the Water (arr. Mary Goetze)
  • Teodoro Cottrau | Santa Lucia
  • Thomas Luis de Victoria | Ave Maria
  • Timothy Snyder | Winter Carol
  • Venezuelan Traditional | La Paloma (arr. Cristian Grases)
  • Vijay Singh | Medieval Gloria
  • Vince Guaraldi | Christmas Time Is Here


2012/13

  • Aaron Copland | Bought Me a Cat (arr. Sally K. Albrecht)
  • Aaron Copland | Old American Songs
  • Aaron Copland | The Golden Willow Tree (arr. Gregory Rose)
  • African American Spiritual | Get On Board, Little Children (arr. Greg Gilpin)
  • American Traditional | A Tribute to the Armed Services (arr. Lloyd Larson)
  • American Traditional | Cohan Finale (arr. Mac Huff)
  • American Traditional | Old Joe Clark (arr. Kirby Shaw)
  • American Traditional | Shenandoah (arr. Luke McEndarfer)
  • Antonio Vivaldi | Gloria in D
  • Austrian Traditional | Still, Still, Still (arr. Norman Luboff)
  • Benjamin Britten | Oliver Cromwell
  • Billy Strayhorn, Duke Ellington, Irving Mills & Albany Biggard | It Don’t Mean a Thing: The Best of Duke Ellington (arr. Kirby Shaw)
  • Brendan Graham, Alana Graham and Rolf Lovland | My Land (arr. Roger Emerson)
  • Brendan Graham and David Downes | The Sky and the Dawn and the Sun (arr. Audrey Snyder)
  • Bud Wayne Bisbee | Dreydl, Dreydl, Dreydl
  • Calypso Traditional | Shake the Papaya Down (arr. Ruth Dwyer and Judith Walker)
  • Celtic Traditional | Shee Duh Wamó Ee
  • Charles A. Collins | Mary Had a Little Blues
  • Claude-Michel Schönberg | Castle on a Cloud
  • Cyndee Giebler | Einini (arr. Henry Leck)
  • Daniel Brewbaker | Out of the Mist, Above the Real (West Coast Premiere)
  • Daniel Kandor | Night of Silence
  • David & Jean Perry | Pirate Story
  • Douglas E. Wagner | A Family Holiday Spectacular
  • English Traditional | The Water is Wide (arr. Arnold Freed)
  • Ennio Morricone | Nella Fantasia (arr. Audrey Snyder)
  • Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr | Silent Night (arr. Rhonda Polay)
  • French Traditional | J’entend le Moulin (arr. Ruth Dwyer and Martin Ellis)
  • George Frideric Handel | Ombra mai fu (from Xerxes)
  • George & Ira Gershwin | Embraceable You (arr. Jay Althouse)
  • Gerald Finzi | Ferry Me Across the Water
  • German Traditional | Kling Glockchen Kling! (arr. Robert Sieving)
  • Gioachino Rossini | Duet for Two Cats
  • Gregorian Chant | Puer Natus
  • Gustav Holst | In the Bleak Midwinter
  • Harold Arlen | Over the Rainbow (arr. Kendall)
  • Henry Mancini | The Pink Panther (arr. Jay Althouse)
  • Henry Purcell | Sound the Trumpet (from Come, Ye Sons of Art)
  • Hugh Martin and Ralph Blane | Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas (arr. Mark Hayes)
  • Irish Traditional | A Celtic Fantasy (arr. Mark Brymer)
  • Irish Traditional | Come O’er the Sea
  • Irish Traditional | Danny Boy (arr. Julie Knowles)
  • Irish Traditional | Down by the Salley Gardens (arr. Daniel Rash)
  • Irish Traditional | The Quiet Land of Erin (arr. Judith Watson)
  • Israeli Traditional | Dodi Li (arr. Doreen Rao)
  • James Horner | My Heart Will Go On (arr. Alan Billingsley)/li>
  • Jim Papoulis | Amani
  • Jim Papoulis | When I Close My Eyes
  • Johannes Brahms | Marienwürmchen (arr. Mary Goetze)/li>
  • John Jacob Niles | I Wonder as I Wander
  • John Rutter | There is a Flower
  • John Rutter | Tomorrow Shall Be My Dancing Day (from Dancing Day)
  • John Williams | Exultate Justi (arr. Dave & Jean Perry)
  • Jon Washburn | Tell My Ma
  • Joseph M. Martin | Song for the Unsung Hero
  • Leonard Bernstein | Maria (arr. William Stickles)
  • Leonard Bernstein | Something’s Coming/Tonight (arr. Ed Lojeski)
  • Leonard Bernstein | West Side Story Choral Suite (arr. Mac Huff)
  • Linda Spevacek | Irish Blessing
  • Mary Lynn Lightfoot | Dona Nobis Pace
  • Mykola Leontovich | Carol of the Bells (arr. Peter Wilhousky)
  • Nancy Gifford | Dancing Tree
  • Neil Ginsberg | Hanerot Halalu
  • Nigerian Traditional | Betelehemu (arr. Wendell Whalum)
  • Orazio Vecchi | So ben mi ch’ha bon tempo
  • Philip Golub | Weathered and Revealed (world premiere)
  • Pietro Yon | Gesu Bambino
  • Puerto Rican Traditional | La Paloma se Fue (arr. Alejandro Jiminez)
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams | Linden Lea
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams | Lullaby (from Hodie)
  • Randy Newman | You’ve Got a Friend in Me
  • Richard DeLong | As I Hear the Sweet Lark Sing (arr. Henry Leck)
  • Richard Rogers | Whistle a Happy Tune (from The King and I) (arr. Cristi Cary Miller)
  • Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein | Dites-Moi
  • Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein II | Do-Re-Mi (arr. Mark A. Brymer)
  • Richard Rogers & Oscar Hammerstein | My Favorite Things
  • Roger Emerson | The Rising of the Moon
  • Russian Traditional | Minka (arr. Greg Gilpin)
  • Russian Traditional | The Little Birch Tree (arr. Mary Goetze)
  • Ruth Boshkoff | Oro Mo Bhaidin
  • Ruth Morris Gray | Break, Break, Break
  • Samuel Barber | Sure on This Shining Night
  • Sally K. Albrecht and Jay Althouse | Little Tree
  • Scott Joplin | Maple Leaf Rag (arr. David Greenberg)
  • Sea Chanty Traditional | Across the Western Ocean (arr. John F. Campbell)
  • Shaker Traditional | Simple Gifts (arr. Aaron Copland)
  • Sherri Porterfield | Something Told the Wild Geese
  • Spanish Traditional | De Colores (arr. Mark Weston)
  • Spiritual Traditional | Elijah Rock! (arr. Roger Emerson)
  • Welsh Traditional | Sleep My Baby (arr. Alec Rowly)
  • Welsh Traditional | The Ash Grove (arr. Ruth Elaine Schram)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Ave Verum Corpus, K. 618
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Luci care, luci belle (from Three Nocturnes, K.346)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Alleluia (from Exultate Jubilate, arr. Patrick Liebergen)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Mozart’s Adagio (arr. Kirk Aamot)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Longing for Spring (arr. Andrea Ramsey)


2011/12

  • American Traditional | Amazing Grace
  • American Traditional | Shenandoah
  • American Traditional | Simple Gifts
  • Charles W. Glover | The Rose of Tralee
  • Chinese Traditional | Cai Diao (arr. Zhang Yi-Da)
  • Christmas Traditional Medley | On With the Snow (arr. Douglas E. Wagner)
  • Daniel French | ‘Till Daybreak (world premiere)
  • Edgar Allen Poe & Ruth Morris Gray | A Dream Within a Dream
  • Eric Whitacre | The Seal Lullaby
  • Ernest R. Ball | When Irish Eyes Are Smiling
  • Filipino Traditional | Paruparong Bukid (arr. Martin Ellis & Henry Leck)
  • Gaelic Traditional | Aymon Ah Khrik
  • Gaelic Traditional| Shee Duh Wamó Ee
  • George Frideric Handel | Ombra mai fù (from Serse)
  • George Frideric Handel | See, the conquering hero comes
  • Gerald Wirth | We Dream Together
  • Giacomo Puccini | O mio babbino caro (from Gianni Schicchi, arr. Ed Lojeski)
  • Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina | Sicut Cervus (arr. Russel L. Robinson)
  • Gregorian Chant by Rabanus Maurus | Veni Creator Spiritus
  • Gustav Holst | Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda
  • Hassidic Song | Bim Bam (arr. Shirley W. McRae)
  • Henry John Gauntlett | Once in Royal David’s City (arr. Bob Burroughs)
  • Indian Traditional | Jai Bhavani (arr. Ethan Sperry)
  • Indonesian Lullaby | Suliram (arr. Audrey Snyder)
  • Irish Traditional | Come O’er the Sea
  • Irish Traditional | Danny Boy
  • Irish Traditional | Molly Malone
  • Irish Traditional | The Minstrel Boy
  • Irish Traditional | The Wren Song (arr. John F. Campbell)
  • Irving Berlin | White Christmas
  • Israeli Folk Song | Zum Gali Gali (arr. Dan Schwartz)
  • Italian Carol | Dormi, Dormi – Sweetly Slumber (arr. Mary Goetze)
  • J.R. Shannon | Too-ra-loo-ra-loo-ral
  • Japanese Traditional | Kokiriko Bushi (arr. Wendy Stuart)
  • Japanese Traditional | Kompira Fune, Fune (arr. Martin Ellis & Henry Leck)
  • Japanese Traditional | Sakura (arr. Shirley W. McRae)
  • Japanese Traditional | Shojojee (arr. Wayne Bisbee)
  • Jerry Herman | We Need a Little Christmas (from Mame)
  • Jewish Traditional | Ma’Oz Tsur (Rock of Ages)
  • Johannes Brahms | Wiegenlied (Lullaby)
  • Jose Feliciano | Feliz Navidad (arr. Mac Huff)
  • Joss Saltzman | Dawn (world premiere)
  • Joss Saltzman | Song of Sunset on the River (world premiere)
  • Jule Styne | Let It Snow! Let It Snow! Let It Snow!
  • Kim Gannon & Walter Kent | I’ll Be Home for Christmas
  • Korean Traditional | Arirang (arr. Sonja Poorman)
  • Lessia | Shine
  • Linda Spevacek | Ríu, Ríu, Chíu
  • Ludwig van Beethoven | Hallelujah (from The Mount of Olives)
  • Maurice Ravel | Pavane for a Silent Night (arr. Patrick M. Liebergen)
  • Mel Torme & Robert Wells | The Christmas Song
  • Michael Bedford | Hodie Christus Natus Est
  • Morten Lauridsen | Mid-winter Songs
  • Noel Regney & Gloria Shayne | Do You Hear What I Hear? (arr. Harry Simeone)
  • Old English Traditional | Here We Come A Caroling
  • Orazio Vecchi | So ben mi ch’à bon tempo
  • Pat Clancy, Tom Clancy, Liam Clancy & Tommy Makem | Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye
  • Paul Gibson | Dona Nobis Pacem/Grant Us Peace
  • Piae Cantiones | Gaudete! (arr. Michael Neaum)
  • Pietro A. Yon | Gesu Bambino
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams| Two Songs of Winter (from Folk Songs of the Four Seasons)
  • Randall Thompson | Alleluia
  • Randall Thompson | Frostiana
  • Russian Folk Song | The Birch Tree (arr. Mary Goetze)
  • Samuel Barber | Sure on This Shining Night
  • Samuel Francis Smith | America: My Country, ‘Tis of Thee
  • Slavok Carol | A Cuckoo Flew Out of the Woods (arr. B. Wayne Bisbee)
  • Su Lian Tan | Ikan Kekek(from Three Malaysian Songs)
  • Victoria Ebel-Sabo | Winter Wind
  • Victor Paranjoti | Dravidian Dithyramb
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Alleluia (from Exsultate Jubilate)
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Gloria (from the Twelfth Mass)


2010/11

  • Conrad Susa | Carols and Lullabies: Christmas in the Southwest
  • Sage Lewis | Far Away (world premiere)


2009/10

  • Aaron Copland | Old American Songs
  • Benjamin Britten | A Ceremony of Carols
  • Benjamin Britten | The Golden Vanity (staged opera)
  • John Rutter | Dancing Day
  • Sir Richard Rodney Bennett | All the King’s Men (staged opera)


2008/09

  • Antonin Dvorak | Mass in D Major, Op. 86
  • Aulis Sallinen | Winter Was Hard, Op. 20
  • George Frideric Handel | Messiah (orchestration by Mozart)
  • Leonard Berstein | Chichester Psalms
  • Stephen Cohn | The Giver of Stars (world premiere)


2007/08

  • Benjamin Britten | A Ceremony of Carols
  • Benjamin Britten | The Little Sweep
  • Castelnuovo-Tedesco | Romancero Gitano, Op. 152
  • Morten Lauridsen | Madrigali
  • Ralph Vaughan Williams | Mass in G minor


2006/07

  • Aaron Copland | Old American Songs
  • Gabriel Faure | Requiem in D minor, Op. 48
  • George Frideric Handel | Messiah
  • Randall Thompson | The Testament of Freedom
  • Rufus Wainright | Bloom (West Coast Premiere)


2005/06

  • Francis Poulenc | Gloria
  • John Rutter | Gloria
  • Roger Wagner | The Christmas Story


2004/05

  • George Frideric Handel | Messiah
  • Morten Lauridsen | Lux Aeterna
  • Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart | Requiem