Choral Showcase offers Songs for Earth Day 2021. We’ll hear The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation by John Rutter; Alan Hovhaness weaving in the songs of humpback whales in And God Created Great Whales; and from Finnish composer Einojuhani Rautavaara, the Cantus Arcticus, a concerto for birds and orchestra.

Show Notes

Conrad Kocher: For the Beauty of the Earth

Einojuhani Rautavaara: Cantus arcticus (Concerto for Birds and Orchestra)
Lahti Symphony Orchestra
Osmo Vänskä, conductor

Alan Hovhaness: And God Created Great Whales
Seattle Symphony Orchestra
Gerard Schwarz, conductor

John Rutter: The Gift of Life: Six Canticles of Creation
The Cambridge Singers
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
John Rutter, conductor