Monthly Archives: May 2011

Year-End Wrap-Up

Last night, The Choir gathered for our annual Year-End Dinner at the Cathedral Church of the Nativity.  We enjoyed a delicious meal, wonderful fellowship, and inspired words from our leaders.  A little more than a week before, we also finished the 104th Annual Bethlehem Bach Festival, as well as our second recording of the year.… Continue Reading »

Recording Wrap

It seems almost implausible that the recording of the choral sections of the St. John Passion could be completed in 9 hours, but, tonight, at a little after 10 pm, we finished this epic journey.  If I’m doing the math correctly, Greg, continuo organist Charlotte Mattax Moersch, and cellist Loretta O’Sullivan spent around 27 hours… Continue Reading »

Tuesday Night Update

We had another intense evening of recording tonight, and we’re about two-thirds of the way through the St. John Passion.   With the excellent guidance and exacting standards of our tonmeister, Martha de Francisco, and the fearless and passionate direction of our conductor par excellence, Greg Funfgeld, our interpretation of this beautiful music continues to… Continue Reading »

Monday Evening Update

After a day of rest, The Choir resumed its grueling yet rewarding schedule tonight with our first of three recording sessions for the St. John Passion.  We were delighted to meet Martha de Francisco, our producer for this session, and she guided us through the process of recording the opening chorus, several turba choruses and a… Continue Reading »