New choral albums this weekend on Choral Showcase, with Credo by Margaret Bonds, drawn from a racial justice manifesto by W.E.B. Dubois. From Ralph Vaughan Williams, Five Mystical Songs; and we'll explore a new choral collection of hymns by Gustav Holst.
Margaret Bonds: Credo (text by W.E.B. Dubois)
- Janinah Burnett, soprano; Dashon Burton, bass-baritone; The Dessoff Choirs and Orchestra; Malcolm J. Merriweather, conductor
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Five Mystical Songs
- Roderick Williams, baritone; Martin Ford, organ; Vasari Singers; Jeremy Backhouse, conductor
Gustav Holst: I Vow to Thee My Country; Ave Maria; Festival Choruses 1-3, Op. 36
- Chapel Choir of the Royal Hospital Chelsea; William Vann, director; Joshua Ryan, organ; Richard Horne, tubular & bass bells