Sing We Noel!
December 14, 1991
Christ Episcopal Church, Middletown

Brian Aschinger conducting 

Vaughan Williams, Fantasia on Christmas Carols

Buxtehude, In Dulce Jubilo

Paulus arr., We Three Kings of Orient Are

Charpentier, In Nativitatem Dominum Canticum

Britten, A Ceremony of Carols: “As Dew in Aprille,” “This Little Babe,” “Spring Carol,” and “Deo Gracias”

Brian Aschinger conducting arr., Los Aguinaldos (The Gifts): “Ya Viene la Vieja,” “Song of the Birds,” “Hacia Belen va un Borrico,” “Los Negritos,” and “La Posada (Brubeck)”

Chesnokov, Sing We Noel

Pergolesi, Glory to God in the Highest

Finzi, In Terra Pax

Mendelssohn Bartholdy, “There Shall a Star from Jacob Come Forth” from Christus

Berlioz, “Shepherds’ Farewell to the Holy Family” from L’Enfance Du Christ

Saint-Saens, “Arise, Shine, Thy Light is Come” from Christmas Oratorio

Hovhaness, Magnificat, Opus 147


Sing America! A Tribute to Leonard Bernstein and Aaron Copland
April 12, 1992
Ocean Township High School
Brian Aschinger conducting

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Copland, In the Beginning

Bernstein, “Court Song” and “Soldier’s Song” from The Lark

Bernstein, Missa Brevis

Copland, “Stomp Your Foot” and “The Promise of Living” from The Tender Land

Bernstein, Songfest: “To the Poem,” “To What You Said,” and “If you Can’t Eat, You Got to Smoke”

Copland, Old American Songs: “The Little Horses,” “The Boatman’s Dance,” “Long Time Ago,” “Simple Gifts,” and “At the River”

Bernstein, Mass

Berstin, “Make Our Garden Grow” from Candide


Tower Hill Concert Series
Shrewsbury Chorale, guest artists
May 3, 1992
Brian Aschinger conducting

Bernstein, Chichester Psalms

Copland, In the Beginning

Barber, The Coolin’

Ingalls, Northfield

Morgan, Amanda

Billings, Hopkington

Bernstein, If you Can’t Eat, You Got to Smoke

Menotti, Excerpts from The Unicorn, the Gorgon and the Manticore

Thompson, Alleluia

Persichetti, 2 Haiku from The Winter Cantata

Bernstein, Court Song and Soldier’s Song from The Lark

Bernstein, Missa Brevis

Copland, The Promise of Living from The Tender Land


Sing a Merry Madrigal
May 29 & 30, 1992
Brookdale Community College
Brian Aschinger conducting, Carolyn Moore, and Robert Spencer conducting

Sullivan, “Sing a Merry Madrigal” from The Mikado

Morley, Fire, Fire My Heart

Gibbons, The Silver Swan

Farmer, Fair Phyllis I Saw

Le Jeune, Revicy Venir du Printans

Sermisy, Au Joly Bois

Passereau, Il est Bel et Bon

Hassler, Tanzen und Springen

di Lasso, Bonjour, mon Coeur

Vecchi, Fa Una Canzone

Menotti, The Unicorn, The Gorgon and the Manticore or The Three Sundays of a Poet


December 11 & 12, 1992 Concert cancelled due to Nor'easter of ‘92.

St. George’s By The River, Rumson Concert performed in December 1993


Brian Aschinger conducting
Period Gem and Antiphonies
March 6 & 13, 1993
Freehold Presbyterian Church, Freehold & Presbyterian Church on the Hill, Ocean Twp
Brian Aschinger conducting and Robert Spencer conducting

di Lassus, Ola! O Che Bon Sccho! 

Schutz, Psalm 98: Sing to the Lord a New Song

Schumann, Three Part Songs: “Es ist Verraten,” Op. 74, No. 5; “Ich bin Geliebt,” Op. 74, No. 9: “Zigeunerleben,” Op. 29, No. 3

Hindemith, Chansons: “La Biche,” “Un Cygne,” “Puisque Tout Passe,” and “Verger”

Brahms, Four Choral Pieces, Op. 104

Martin, Mass for Double Chorus

Grieg, Ave maris Stella, EG 156, No 1

Parry, My Sould, There is a Country

Stanford, The Blue Bird, Op. 119, No.3

Elgar, After Many a Dusty Mile

Poulenc, Two Chansons: “La Blanche Neige” and “La Belle se Sied au Pied de la Tour”

Haydn, Abenlied zu Gott and Der Augenblick

Palestrina, Magnificat Primi Toni

Mendelssohn-Bartholdy, Part Songs: “Lob des Fruhlings,” Op. 100, No.2; “Es Fiel ein Reif,” Op. 41, No. 3; “Die Nachtingall,” Op 59, No 4; “Jaglied," Op. 59, No. 6

Pachelbel, Magnificat


O Praise the Lord
June 12, 1993
St. Johns, Hazlet
Brian Aschinger conducting

Handel, Ninth Chandos Anthem: “O Praise the Lord with One Consent”

Hovhaness, Easter Cantata, #3 of Triptych, Op. 100 

Bach, Choruses from the Sacred Cantatas: #29 “We Praise Thee ,O God,” #140 “Sleepers Wake!,” #129 “Awake Thou Wintry Earth,” #80 “What Tho’ the World be Full of Sin”

Haydn, “Awake the Harp” from The Creation

Mozart, Kyrie in D Minor, K. 341

Webber, “Pie Jesu” from Requiem

Rutter, “Sanctus” from Requiem

Schubert, Mass in G

Haydn, Te Deum Laudamus in C


An Olden Christmas
December 10 & 11, 1993
St. James, Long Branch
Brian Aschinger conducting

Victoria, O Magnum Mysterium

Pfautsch, A Day for Dancing

Praetorius, Four Hymns: “Es is ein Ros/ Entsprungen,” “ Psallite, Unigenito,” “Joseph, Lieber Joseph Mein,” and “In Dulce Jubilo”

13th Century French, The Play of Daniel, Belshazzar’s Feast

Holst, Personent Hodie

Terri arr., Noel Nouvelet (Sing We Now of Christmas)

Costeley, Allon, Gay BergeresAnonymous, Three Medieval Carols: “Nova, Nova, Ave Fit ex Eva,” “There is no Rose of Such Virtue,” Riu, Riu, Chiu, La Guarda Ribera”

Respighi, Laud to the Nativity

Sweelinck, Hodie Christus Natus Est


A New Song
March 5 & 13, 1994
Freehold Presbyterian Church, Freehold & Presbyterian Church on the Hill, Ocean Twp
Brian Aschinger conducting

Britten, Hymn to St. Cecilia

Stravinsky, Pater Noster

Rozsa, The Prayer of our Lord

Weill, Kiddush

Barber, Agnus Dei

Kodaly, Missa Brevis

Hanson, The One Hundred Fiftieth Psalm

Ives, Psalm 90

Foss, Psalms 23, 95, 98, 121


Lift Every Voice and Sing: Three Decades of Choral Legacy
June 11, 1994
Holmdel High School, Holmdel
Brian Aschinger conducting

Thompson, The Testament of Freedom, “I Shall Not Die without a Hope”

Faure, Pavane, Op. 50

Dvorak, Te Deum, Op. 103 (excerpts)

Brahms, Nanie (Song of Lamentation), Op. 82

Walton, Palmer arr., Henry V, A Shakespeare Scenario (excerpts)

Rachmaninoff, Three Russian Folksongs, op. 41

Prokofiev, Alexander Nevsky (Cantata), Op. 78 (excerpts)

Caroling, Caroling
Dec 3 & 4, 1994
St Anselm Roman Catholic Church, Wayside
Brian Ashinger Conducting
With Orchestra and The
Brookdale Dance Ensemble

The First Nowell- Ralph Vaughan-Williams
Prelude, God Rest You Merry, Gentlemen
The Truth from Above
Baritone - Pete Arnold 

Scene: The Creators Vow
Sussex Carol

Scene: Mary and Gabriel
Gabriel’s Message I: Gabriel from Heavens High
Soprano - Sondra Lohnes 

Scene: Elizabeth and Mary
Salutation Carol: Nowell, Nowell, This is the Salutation
Gabriel’s Message IIl: Mary Mother of the Lord
Soprano - Sandra Lohnes
Cherry Tree Carol

Scene: Joseph and Mary
As Joseph Was A-Walking
Soprano - Joy More
0 Joseph, Being an Old Man
Chorus and Soprano - Kathleen Davis
In Bethlehem City
(Women’s Chorus) 

Scene: Shepherds in the Field
Bring Us in Good Ale
Tenors - Steven Leech, Pat McCall
Bass - Michael Liskiewicz
Gloria in Excelsis (from Western Wynde Mass
John Taverner, (c. 1495-1545)
Sussex Carol: On Christmas Night All Christians Sing
Chorus and Baritone - Jack Burdy  

Scene: Shepherds at Bethlehem
The Shepherds Farewell: Tidings True There
Be Come Now
Tenors - Steven Leech, Pat McCall
Bass - Michael Liskiewicz 

Scene: The Journey of the Kings how Brightly Shone the Morning Star
Entrance of the Kings
The First Nowell
Chorus arid Soprano - Bonnie Ayres



Wexford Carol

II Est. Ne, Le Divin Enfant

Away In A Manger

I Saw Three Ships

Nativity Carol

Quem Pastores Laudavere

Brother Heinrich’s Christmas
(Based on In Dulce Jubilo)
Narrator - Guy Calcerano

Infant Holy, Infant Lowly
Tenor - Felix Truex

Shepherd’s Pipe Carol

John Rutter

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Russian Vespers
March 4 & 12, 1995
St. Stepanos, Elberon & Christ Episcopal, Middletown
Robert Spencer conducting

Rachmaninoff, All Night Vigil, Opus 37


Unto Thee, O Lord
June 10, 1995
Unitarian Meeting House, Lincroft
Robert Spencer conducting

Vivaldi, Kyrie in G Minor, RV 587

Haydn, Mass No. 9 in D Minor

Durufle, Requiem, Opus 9


The Gift of Self
December 10, 1995
Trinity Episcopal Church, Asbury Park
Brian Aschinger conducting

Britten, Saint Nicolas, Op. 42

Elgar, A Christmas Greeting, Op. 52

Williamson, The Happy Prince


A Little Night Music
March 2, 1996
St. Anselm, Wayside
Brian Aschinger conducting

Brahms, Liebeslieder Walzer, Op. 52: Nos. 1,2,4,6,9, 8,11,14,15; Op. 65: 8,7,12,13

Taylor, arr., Czech folk song, Waters Ripple and Flow

Chailley arr., French folk song, Aupres De Ma Blonde

Luboff, arr., Welch folk song, All Through the Night

Kolovski arr., Russian folk song, Na Gorushke, Na Gore

Gilbert and Sullivan, Gondoliers (selections)

Blitzstein, We’re Alive! from Juno

Kern, Very Warm for May, “All the Things we Are”

Heman, Milk and Honey, “Milk and Honey”

Foster, “Gentle Annie,” “Nelly Bly,” and “Come Where My Love Lies Dreaming”

Fine, Alice In Wonderland, “The Lobster Quadrille,” “The White Knight,” and “Father William”

Smith arr., “Ride the Chariot”

Lekberg arr., “Weep, O Willow”

Bryan arr. “Charlottown”

Parker arr., “Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal”


Rule Britannia!
June 1, 1996
AT&T Auditorium, Middletown
Brian Aschinger conducting

Handel, Pastorale Scis and Galatea, Happy We!

Bliss, Pastorale, “Lie Strewn the White Flocks”

Purcell, Five Songs from the Stage
Libertine: Nymphs and Shepherds
Fairy Queen: If love’s a sweet passion
King Arthur: the Shepherd’s Song
Dioclesian: Let Monarchs Fight
Dido and Aeneas: The Sailors’ Song

Delius, To Be Sung of a summer Night on the Water, Nos. 1&2

Finzi, My Spirit Sang All Day

Holst, Psalm 148, H. 117

Arne, Rule Britannia! (from Alfred)

Lambert, Four Songs by Li-Po

Goodall, Psalm 23

Goodall, In Memoriam Anne Frank

Vaughan Williams, Thanksgiving for Victory

Goodall, One Choice Away