Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Association of Canadian Choral Condutors

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Chor Leoni Releases New CD: Yuletide Fires II

Vancouver’s renowned Chor Leoni Men’s Choir and Diane Loomer, C.M., Artistic Director, are pleased to announce the release of their latest CD, Yuletide Fires II. This eagerly anticipated follow-up disc to the award-winning Yuletide Fires seeks to answer the question of what Christmastime means in a culture where beliefs and customs are intermingling and becoming less defined.

Yuletide Fires II features serene Latin chant expressing the wonder of the Virgin and child, familiar words and melodies that connect us the Christmas of our childhood, and songs that explore new ways to celebrate the joys of Christmas as well as the hopes and possibilities of a new year. Chor Leoni is thrilled to welcome the renowned Canadian operatic superstar, Judith Forst as soloist on Adolphe Adam’s beloved "Cantique de Noël".

The disc is distributed in Canada through SRI and is available directly through the choir’s website at
Yuletide Fires II
Chor Leoni Men’s Choir
Diane Loomer, C.M. / *Kevin Zakresky, conductors

Cypress Choral Recordings, Catalogue No. CRR1101
Distributed by SRI
Recorded in Vancouver BC Canada

  1. What Child Is This?                                  English traditional
  2. Alma Redemptoris Mater*                        Gregorian chant
  3. A La Nanita Nana*                                    Spanish traditional
  4. Ubi Caritas                                              Ola Gjeilo
  5. Ave Regina Caelorum*                              Gregorian chant
  6. The Gate of the Year                               Eleanor Daley
  7. Ave Maria*                                               Ambrosian chant
  8. The Three Kings                                       Healey Willan
  9. Sweet Was the Song                                 Jeff Enns
  10. In the Bleak Midwinter                             Gustav Holst
  11. Peace I Leave with You                            Knut Nystedt
  12. Salve Regina*                                           Gregorian chant
  13. Koppången                                               Pererik Moraeus
  14. Cantique de Noël                                     Adolphe Adam
  15. Regina Caeli*                                           Gregorian chant
  16. A New Year Carol                                     Benjamin Britten
  17. O Tannenbaum*                                       German traditional
  18. Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas     Hugh Martin
  19. To Drive the Cold Winter Away                 English traditional
  20. The Mummer Song                                    Alan Doyle and Sean McCann
  21. Christmas Time Is Here                             Vince Guaraldi

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