Promised Land
Promised Land
Promised Land

TH-71997

The Choir of All Saints, Atlanta

  1. Witness - arr. Jack Halloran (James Marshall, soloist)

  2. Steal Away - arr. Nicholas White
  3. Do Lord - arr. Norman Luboff
  4. Nobody Knows de Trouble Iíve Seen - arr. H.T. Burleig (Greg Jordan, tenor)
  5. Born, Born in Bethlehem - arr. Donald Moore (Bobby Johnston, Craig McConnell, soloists)
  6. Peace Like a River - arr. Philip Baker
  7. Wade in the Water - arr. Moses Hogan (Laurie Swann, soloist)
  8. Let Us Break Bread Together - arr. Moses Hogan (James Marshall, baritone)
  9. Deep River - arr. John Barnard
  10. He's Got the Whole World in His Hands - arr. Margaret Bonds (Melissa Fontaine, soprano)
  11. Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child - arr. Fenno Heath (David Schnell, soloist)
  12. Go Where I Send Thee! - arr. Caldwell & Ivory
  13. Poor Wayfaring Stranger - arr. Victor C. Johnson
  14. Ezekiel Saw de Wheel - arr. William Dawson (Greg Jordan, soloist)
  15. Talk About A Child That Do Love Jesus - arr. Raymond Chenault (Jennifer MacMaster, soprano)
  16. Peter Go Ring dem Bells (from Cantata) - John Carter (Laurie H. Burlington, soprano)
  17. Keep Your Lamps! - arr. Andre Thomas
  18. I Want Jesus to Walk With Me - arr. Raymond Haan
  19. The Battle of Jericho - arr. Moses Hogan
  20. Thereís a Man Goiní Round - arr. Moses Hogan (Greg Jordan, soloist)
  21. Ain-a That Good News - arr. William Dawson

TOTAL TIME 60:37

"An almost-all-white choir captures the idiom of the African American spiritual in all of its varying and flexible senses. The entire program is wisely selected and professionally performed. This whole disc is one sheer delight." (The Journal of the Association of Anglican Musicians)

". . . sensitive, delicately textured. . . moments of eloquence. . ." (American Record Guide)

The Choir of All Saints' Episcopal Church

The All Saints' Choir has a long tradition of musical excellence. The choir, comprised of professional and volunteer members, sings two Sunday services as well as Festival Services. Special choral music is often performed with orchestral accompaniment for All Saints' Sunday, Christmas, Easter, Pentecost, and concerts. The choir has made several recordings, of which the two latest, produced by Towerhill Records, include one of Christmas music A Christmas Alleluia and the other, traditional Spirituals The Promised Land. The choir has been featured at Washington National Cathedral, Carnegie Hall, the Cathedral of St. John the Divine, and conventions of the American Guild of Organists, the Association of Anglican Musicians, and the Southeastern Conference of the American Choral Directors' Association. Choral commissions and premiers include works by Gerald Near, Bruce Neswick, Stephen Paulus, David Ashley White, Victor Johnson, Raymond Chenault, Alan Gibbs, and David Briggs.

Derrick Henry, music critic for the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, wrote: "Chenault and his 45-voice mixed choir furnished uniformly excellent performances, beautiful in tone, secure in technique, sensitively balanced and vividly communicative."