A Christmas Mosaic
This recording features Advent and Christmas music written by Richard Heschke, Ralph Schultz, Jason Thoms, and George Frederic Handel. Much of the CD is a live recording from the December 2, 2007 Christmas Concert when Concordia named its College Chapel in honor of longtime choir director and President Emeritus Dr. Ralph C. Schultz.
The title track, Christmas Mosaic, was written by Dr. Schultz for that concert and is a medley of beloved Advent and Christmas Carols for choir and orchestra, directed by the composer. The CD also includes the Sinfonia and selected choruses from the Christmas section of G.F. Handel’s Messiah, directed by Dr. Jason Thoms, Director of Choral Activities. The Festival Choir for both the Schultz and the Handel was a combination of student, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends of Concordia College.
Festival Reformation Service Music, 2-CD set
Music from the 2006 Festival Reformation Service at West Point Military Academy’s Cadet Chapel, featuring Concordia College–New York students and alumni and Atlantic District congregations under the direction of Dr. Ralph C. Shultz. The second bonus CD contains digitally remastered Concordia College Choir performances of the past, personally selected by Dr. Ralph C. Schultz. $25
Concordia Festival Chorus Messiah CD
The 60-minute CD is a highlight recording of Handel's Messiah from the December 2004 Festival Chorus presentation in memory of long-time music professor Constance Just. In addition to chorus and orchestra, the recording features soloists soprano Karen Ruth Sprung, mezzo-soprano Katie Luekens, tenor Steven Podoll ('97), and baritone Keith Spencer. To order a copy of the CD, contact (914) 337-9300 x2292.