2000’s History

This current decade has been an exciting one for Chamber Singers, including performances of such choral masterpieces as Carmina Burana, Rachmaninov’s Vespers, and Handel’s Messiah. Click on any of the following seasons to read the full repertory for that year.


October 4, 2009

The Englert Theatre
Gala Fundraising Event: The Singing Revolution
David Puderbaugh, music director
James Tusty, special guest speaker

Welcome and opening remarks by David Puderbaugh and James Tusty
Screening of The Singing Revolution, a film by James and Maureen Castle Tusty

Selections performed by Chamber Singers:
Koit, Mihkel Lüdig
Eesti Lipp, Enn Võrk
Mu isamaa on minu arm, Gustav Ernesaks
Ta lendab mesipuu poolePeep Sarapik

Gala reception following the performance at the Chait Galleries.

December 5 and 6, 2009

Celebration of Carols
December 5 at 8:00 p.m., Sinclair Auditorium, Cedar Rapids
December 6 at 2:00 p.m., Opstad Auditorium, Iowa City High School
Joint performances with Orchestra Iowa, Preucil Espressivo Strings and Children’s Discovery Chorus
Tim Hankewich, conductor

Exact repertoire will be posted soon

February 28, 2010

Musica Britannica
First Presbyterian Church
David Puderbaugh, music director
Lynda Hakken, accompanist

– Great art thou, O God, Alun Hoddinott
Lynda Hakken, organ
– Allegro maestoso from Sonata for organ in G Major, Edward Elgar
Gregory Hand, organ
– In pace idipsum, Christopher Tye
– The Lamentations of Jeremiah (First Setting), Thomas Tallis
– Selections from The Fairy Queen, Z. 629, Henry Purcell
“Hark! how all things” and “Hark! the ech’ing air”
Kristen Kufeldt, soprano
– “Hallelujah, Amen” from Judas Maccabaeus, George Frideric Handel
– “Scherzetto “from Organ Sonata in C minor, Percy Whitlock
Gregory Hand, organ
– Three Elizabethan Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams
I. Sweet Day II. The Willow Song III. O Mistress Mine
– Lisa Lân, arr. Alun Hoddinott
– Lullay my liking, Gustav Holst
Jennifer Walker, soprano and David Darner, tenor
– Adam lay y-bounden, Howard Skempton
– I was glad, Sir Hubert Parry
Lynda Hakken, organ

June 6, 2010

Majesty of the Baroque
Opstad Auditorium, Iowa City High School
David Puderbaugh, music director
with orchestra

– Deus judicium tuum, TVWV 7:7, Georg Philipp Telemann
Christine Robertson, soprano
Michelle Crouch, soprano
Hillary Foster, mezzo-soprano
Juan Mendoza, tenor
Stephen Swanson, baritone

– Coronation Anthems, George Frideric Handel
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened
Zadok the Priest
The King Shall Rejoice
My Heart Is Inditing


November 23, 2008

First Presbyterian Church
David Puderbaugh, music director

– Fantasy, Op. 110, Alexander Glazunov; Lynda Hakken, organ

– Vespers, Sergei Rachmaninov
1. Приидите, поклонимся [Come, Let Us Worship]
2. Благослови, душе моя [Bless the Lord, O My Soul]; Hillary Foster, alto
3. Блажен муж [Blessed is the Man]
4. Свете тихий [Gladsome Light]; Scott Allison, tenor
5. Ныне отпущаеши [Lord, Now Lettest Thou]; Scott Allison, tenor
6. Богородице Дево [Rejoice, O Virgin]
7. Шестопсалмие [The Six Psalms]
8. Хвалите имя Господне [Praise the Name of the Lord]
9. Благословен еси Господи [Blessed Art Thou, O Lord]; Scott Allison, tenor
10. Воскресение Христово видевше [Having Beheld the Resurrection of Christ]
11. Величит душа моя Господа [My Soul Magnifies the Lord]
12. Славословие великое [The Great Doxology]
13. Тропарь: Днесь спасение (знаменного роспева) [Troparion: “Today Salvation Has Come”]
Тропарь: Воскрес из гроба (знаменного роспева)
[Troparion: “Thou Didst Rise from the Tomb”]
15. Взбранной Воеводе [To Thee, the Victorious Leader]

February 22, 2009

Zion Lutheran Church
Chamber Singers of Iowa City
David Puderbaugh, music director
Lynda Hakken, accompanist
Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale
Fred Kiser, artistic director
Marita Wolgast, accompanist and assistant artistic director

– Combined choirs, conducted by Fred Kiser
Let Thy Hand Be Strengthened, George Frederic Handel

– Cedar Rapids Concert Chorale
Canticle to Peace, Lloyd Pfautsch
Missa secunda, Hans Leo Hassler
Tres Cantus Laudendi, Mack Wilberg

– Chamber Singers of Iowa City
Der Feuerreiter, Hugo Wolf
Talvine õhtu, Cyrillus Kreek
Miks sa nutad, tamekene?, Mart Saar
Der 23. Psalm, D. 706, Franz Schubert
Os justi, Anton Bruckner
Witness, arr. Jack Halloran

– Combined choirs, conducted by David Puderbaugh
The Peaceable Kingdom, Randal Thompson
Have Ye Not Known?Ye Shall Have a Song

May 31, 2009

Opstad Auditorium, City High School, Iowa City
David Puderbaugh, music director

Soloists: Barbara Clements, soprano; Clara Presser, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Stalter, tenor; Jon Clements, baratone

– Requiem in c minor, MH 154, Johann Michael Haydn

– Vesperae de Dominica,, K. 321, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart


November 18, 2007

Clapp Recital Hall
David Puderbaugh, music director

– Dona nobis pacem, Peteris Vasks
Organist: Julia Zelinske

– Missa in tempore belli (Mass in Time of War), Franz Joseph Haydn
Kryie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Soloists: Kelsey Williams, soprano; Hillary Foster, mezzo-soprano; Robert Kemp, tenor; Bryce Weber, baritone

February 24, 2008

Clapp Recital Hall
David Puderbaugh, music director

– Choral Hymns from the Rig Veda, Gustav Holst
1. Battle Hymn 2. Hymn to the Unknown God
Pianist: Joshua Russell

– Short Festival Te Deum, Gustav Holst
Pianist: Joshua Russell

– The following a cappella selections were performed by Cor Musica (Elizabeth Dyer, director, soprano; Christopher Dyer, tenor; Amandine Mothershed, soprano; Mike Mothershed, tenor; Lisa Peperkorn, soprano; Doug Smith, bass):
If Ye Love Me, Thomas Tallis
Call to Remembrance, Richard Farrant
Almighty and Everlasting God, Orlando Gibbons
Ave verum corpus, William Byrd
Factum est silentium, Richard Dering

– Mass in G minor, Ralph Vaughan Williams
Kryie, Gloria, Credo, Sanctus, Benedictus, Agnus Dei
Soloists: Kristen Kufeldt, soprano; Matthew Walker, alto; Zack Durlam, tenor; John Muriello, bass

May 31, 2008

Clapp Recital Hall
David Puderbaugh, music director

Israel in Egypt, George Frederic Handel
performed with orchestra
Soloists: Michele Crouch, soprano; Kristen Kufeldt, soprano, Viven Shotwell, mezzo-soprano; Zack Durlam, tenor


November 29, 2006

Timothy Stalter, conductor
Hancher Auditorium

Chamber Singers of Iowa City joined University of Iowa choirs and Symphony Orchestra to perform
Messa da Requiem, Giuseppe Verdi

February 17, 2007

Clapp Recital Hall
David Puderbaugh, music director
Joshua Russell, accompanist

– Ecce sacerdos magnus, Anton Bruckner
Nathan LeFeber, Arthur Haecker, Casey Thomas, trombones;
Julia Zelinske, organ

– Locus iste, Anton Bruckner

– Cantate Domino, Hans Leo Hassler

– Sicut cervus, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
I. Sicut cervus
II. Sitivit anima mea

– David’s Lamentation, William Billings

– O Praise the Lord of Heaven, William Billings

– Alles hat seine Zeit, Franz Joseph Haydn

– The Storm , Franz Joseph Haydn

– The following selections were performed by Joshua Russell, piano
Années de Pèlerinage, Franz Liszt
Deuxième année: Italie , Après une lecture du Dante: Fantasia quasi sonata (“Dante Sonata”), Franz Liszt

– Maga, maga, Matsikene, Cyrillus Kreek

– Just as the Tide was Flowing, Ralph Vaughan Williams

– The Last Words of David, Randall Thompson

– Alleluia, Randall Thompson

May 19, 2007

Clapp Recital Hall
Yesterday, Today, Te Deum
David Puderbaugh, music director
Joshua Russell, accompanist

– Te Deum, K. 141, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

– Te Deum laudamus, Gregorian plainchant

– Te Deum, Tomás Luis de Victoria

– Festival Te Deum, Benjamin Britten
Kristen Kufeldt, soprano; Delbert Disselhorst, organ

– Te Deum, H. 146, Marc-Antoine Charpentier
Kelsey Williams, soprano; Allyss Haecker, soprano;
Matthew Walker, countertenor; Robert Kemp, tenor;
Bryce Weber, baritone


November 5 and November 6, 2005

First Presbyterian Church
David Puderbaugh, music director

Messiah, George Frederic Handel
Soloists: Susan Bender, soprano; Matthew Walker, alto; Ryan Bernemann, tenor; Stephen Swanson, baritone

February 25, 2006

An Evening in Vienna
First United Methodist Church
David Puderbaugh, music director

– Venite populi, K. 260, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

– Veni sancte spiritus, K. 47, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Deb Tiemens, soprano; Julie Noble, alto; Austin Cole, tenor; Doug Smith, baritone

– Grabmusik, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Soloists: Barbara Clements, soprano; Jon Clements, baritone

Mass in C Major, Op. 86, Ludwig van Beethoven
Soloists: Barbara Clements, soprano; Margaret Clair, mezzo-soprano; Timothy Stalter, tenor; Jon Clements, baritone

June 3, 2006

Clapp Recital Hall
Chamber Singers of Iowa City
David Puderbaugh, music director
Crescendo Children’s Chorus
Nancy Macfarlane, music director

– Performed by Crescendo Children’s Chorus
The Bee Sucks, Thomas Arne
Have You Seen but a White Lily Grow, arr. Henry Leck
Come Again, Sweet Love, John Dowland
Sheep in the Meadow, Northumbrian lullaby, arr. Henry Leck
He’s Gone Away, American folksong, arr. Jack Best
Simple Gifts, Shall We Gather at the River, Zion’s Walls, Aaron Copland
Du bist die Ruh, Franz Schubert
Sam was a Man, Vincent Persichetti
Shenandoah Blues, David Elliott
Tisket a Tasket, Ella Fitzgerald
Tutu Maramba, Brazilian lullaby, arr. James Erb
Naska Banja, Nick Page

– Carmina Burana, Carl Orff
Performed with two pianos and percussion
Special guest the Crescendo Children’s Chorus
Soloists: Kelsey Williams soprano; Dennis Willhoit, tenor; Stephen Swanson, baritone


November 20, 2004

Congregational United Church of Christ
Anne Lyman, guest conductor
Joshua Russell, accompanist

– Hosanna to the Son of David, Orlando Gibbons

– This is the Record of John, Orlando Gibbons

– Missa brevis Sancti Joannis de Deo, Franz Joseph Haydn
I. Kyrie
II. Gloria
III. Credo
IV. Sanctus
V. Benedictus
VI. Agnus Dei

– Requiem, Op. 9, Maurice Duruflé
I. Introit
III. Offertory (Domine Jesu Christe)
IV. Sanctus
V. Pie Jesu
VI. Agnus Dei
VII. Lux aeterna
VIII. Libera me
IX. In Paradisum

March 12, 2005

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
Marc Falk, guest conductor
Joshua Russell, accompanist

– VierZigeunerlieder, Op. 112, Johannes Brahms
1. Himmel strahlt so helle und klar
2. Rote Rosenknospen
3. Brennessel steht an Weges Rand
4. Liebe Schwalbe, kleine Schwalbe

– Sure on this Shining Night . . ., Samuel Barber

– Marsh Flowers, from Five Flower Songs, Op. 47, No. 3, Benjamin Britten

– Ballad of Green Broom, from Five Flower Songs, Op. 47, No.5, Benjamin Britten

– To Be Sung on the Water, Samuel Barber

– Four Slovak Folk Songs, Bela Bartok
1. Zadala mamka
2. Na holi
3. Rada pila
4. Gajdujte

– Credo, from Mass in C, Op. 86, Ludwig van Beethoven

– Jesu, meine Freude (BWV 227), J.S. Bach

June 4, 2005

Congregational United Church of Christ
Fred Kiser, guest conductor
Joshua Russell, accompanist

– O Praise the Lord of Heaven, William Billings

– I am the Rose of Sharon, Thomas Weelkes

– When David Heard, Thomas Weelkes

– When David Heard that His Son Was Slain, John Chorbajian

– Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, arr. Alice Parker

– King David, Arthur Honegger
First Part
1. Introduction
2. The Song of David, the shepherd
3. Psalm: “All praise to Him”
4. Song of Victory
5. March
6. Psalm: “In the Lord I put my faith”
7. Psalm: “O! had I wings like a dove”
8. Song of the Prophets
9. Psalm: “Pity me, Lord!”
10. Saul’s Camp
11. Psalm: “God the Lord shall be my light”
12. Incantation of the Witch of Endor
13. March of the Philistines
14. Lament of Gilboa
Second Part
15. Song of the Daughters of Israel
16. The Dance Before the Ark
Third Part
17. Song: “Now my voice in song up-soaring”
18. Song of the Handmaid
19. Psalm of Penitence
20. Psalm: “Behold, in evil I was born”
21. Psalm: “Oh, shall I raise my eyes?”
22. The Song of Ephraim
23. March of the Hebrews
24. Psalm: “Thee will I love, o Lord”
25. Psalm: “In my distress”
26. The Crowning of Solomon
27. The Death of David


November 8, 2003

St. Andrew Presbyterian Church
David Puderbaugh, music director

-Funeral Anthem for Queen Caroline, George Frederic Handel
I. Sinfonia
II. The ways of Zion do mourn
III. How are the mighty fall’n!
IV. She put on righteousness
V. When the ear heard her
VI. How are the mighty fall’n!
VII. She delivered the poor that cried
VIII. How are the mighty fall’n!
IX. The righteous shall be had in everlasting remembrance
X. Their bodies are buried in peace
XI. The people will tell of their wisdom
XII. They shall receive a glorious kingdom
XIII. The merciful goodness of the Lord

-Requiem, Op. 48, Gabriel Fauré
I. Introit & Kyrie
II. Offertory
III. Sanctus
IV. Pie Jesu
V. Agnus Dei
VI. Libera me
VII. In paradisum

February 7, 2004

Congregational Church of Christ
David Puderbaugh, music director

– Triptych, Lloyd Pfautsch
III. Consecrate the Place and Day
II. Orpheus and his Lute
I. Musicks Empire

– Hear the voice and prayer, Thomas Tallis

– Agnus Dei, Thomas Morley

– Praise ye the Lord, ye children, Christopher Tye

– Mehrstimmige Geäinge, Hob. XXVb/c, Franz Joseph Haydn
XII. Aus dem Dankliede zu Gott
II. Die Harmonie in der Ehe

– Vier Notturnos, Op. 22, Heinrich von Herzogenberg
II. Die Nacht
IV. Wie schon, hier zu verträumen

– Six Chansons, Paul Hindemith
I. La biche
II. Un cygnet
III. Puisque tout passe
V. En hiver

– Five Mystical Songs, Ralph Vaughan Williams
I. Easter
II. I got me flowers
III. Love bade me welcome
IV. The Call
V. Antiphon

May 15, 2004

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
David Rayl, conductor
(former music director for Chamber Singers)

-The Creation, an oratorio by Franz Joseph Haydn


Dec. 4, 2002

Hancher Auditorium
Timothy Stalter, conductor
Chamber Singers of Iowa City joined the University of Iowa choirs

Ein deutsches Requiem, Johannes Brahms

December 14, 2002

St. Mary’s Catholic Church
Holiday Concert
David Puderbaugh, music director
Lynda Hakken, accompanist

– Psallite, Michael Praetorius

– Hodie Christus natus est (from 3 Mottetti Latini 1982), Niels La Cour

– The Glory of the Father, Egil Hovland

– Masters in this Hall, Alice Parker/Robert Shaw; Nancy Bell, soprano

– Cor Musica (Christopher Dyer, Elizabeth Dyer, Lisa Peperkorn and Alan Peterka) performed the following selections:
Gaudete, Traditional, arranged by Lisa Peperkorn
Adam lay y-bounden, Boris Ord
Nova, Nova, Elizabeth Dyer
Easy Enough for Strangers, Daniel Pinkham
The Holly and the Ivy, Traditional, arranged by Christopher Dyer
Es ist ein Ros’ entsprungen, Michael Praetorius
Riu, riu, chiu, Spanish carol, Anonymous
A Virgin Most Pure,Traditional, arranged by Elizabeth Dyer
All Jubilant with Psalm and Hymn, Elizabeth Dyer
The Praise of Christmas, Rimbault, arranged by Elizabeth Dyer
The Wassail Song, arranged by Ralph Vaughan Williams
Christmas Soup, P. Gregory, arranged by Elizabeth Dyer

– Gaudete, Ohrwall
1. Rejoice (Gaudete)
2. Sinfonia
3. In dulcijubilo
4. Lo, How a Rose E’er Blooming
5. Now the Word Becomes the Flesh (Verbum caro factum est)
6. Glory to God in the Highest (Gloria in excelsis Deo)
7. To Us a Child Has Been Born Today (Dies est laetitiae)
8. Lift Your Voice and Sing (Psallite)
9. Christ, the Lord, is Born Today (Ecce novum gaudium)
10. Let the Earth with Praise Resound (Resonet in laudibus)

March 8, 2003

Bach Festival 24
Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
David Puderbaugh, music director
Lynda Hakken, accompanist

– Jesu, der du meine Seele, BWV 78, Johann Sebastian Bach

– Toccata and Fugue in F Major, BWV 540, Johann Sebastian Bach, Lynda Hakken, organ

– Laudate Jehovam, Georg Philipp Telemann

– Wachet auf, ruft uns die Stimme, BWV 140, Johann Sebastian Bach

March 9, 2003

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
A Bach Community Chamber Recital

Exact repertory unknown.

May 18, 2003

First United Methodist Church
Monteverdi and Mozart in May
David Puderbaugh, music director
Lynda Hakken, accompanist

– Beatus vir, Claudio Monteverdi

– Ave verum corpus, K. 618, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

– Alma Redemptoris, Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina

– Il bianco e dolce cigno, Jacques Arcadelt

– Fa una canzone, Orazio Vecchi

– Vesperae solennes de Confessore, K. 339, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
I. Dixit Dominus
II. Confitebor
III. Beatus vir
IV. Laudate pueri
V. Laudate Dominum
VI. Magnificat


November 15, 2001

Clapp Recital Hall
Gems of the 20th Century
Martin Dicke, conductor
Bradly Kauffman, assistant conductor

– Lamentaciones de Jeremias Propheta, Alberto Ginastera
O vos omnes qui transitis per viam
Ego vir videns paupertatem meam
Recordare Domine quid accenderit nobis
– Lux aeterna, Morten Lauridsen
In te, Domine, speravi
O nata lux
Veni, Sancte Spiritus
Agnus Dei – Lux aeterna
– Go Lovely Rose, Eric Thiman
– Three Pieces, Robert H. Young
Passing By
Stay, O Sweet
– Sure on This Shining Night, Samuel Barber
– Alleluia, Randall Thompson

December, 2001

University of Iowa Museum of Art
Snowflake Festival
Martin Dicke, conductor

February 22, 2002

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
Bach Festival 23
Martin Dicke, conductors

– Lobet den Herrn, J.S. Bach
– Ich bin vergnügt, J.S. Bach
– Ich habe genug, J.S. Bach
– Schlage doch, gewünschte Stunde, J.S. Bach

February 24, 2002

First Presbyterian Church
A Bach Community Chamber Recital

March 2, 2002

Clapp Recital Hall
Martin Dicke, conductor
Bradly Kauffman, assistant conductor

– Cantata 11 – Himmelfahrts – Oratorium (Ascension Oratorio), J.S. Bach
– Cantata 34 – O ewiges Feuer, o Ursprung der Liebe (O Eternal Fire, O Fount of Love), J.S. Bach
– Cantata 50 – Nun ist das Heil und die Kraft (Now Has the Salvation and the Power), J.S. Bach

May 18, 2002

Clapp Recital Hall
Voices of Spring
Martin Dicke, conductor
Bradly Kauffman, assistant conductor
With the Iowa City Girls Choir, Vicki Arnold and Ann Berry, conductors

– Come, Lovely Spring, Joseph Haydn
– Dirait-on, Morten Lauridsen
– Spring Revels, Elizabeth Alexander
April Rain Song
When faces called flowers float out of the ground
– Bass chorus
Blow the Man Down, Trad. English, arr. Shaw-Parker
Bound for the Rio Grand, Trad. American, arr. Shaw-Parker
Whup! Jamboree, Trad. American, arr. Shaw-Parker
– Treble chorus
Away from the Roll of the Sea, Diane Loomer
Things That Never Die, Lee Dengler
– Iowa City Girls Choir
The Rhythm of Life, Coleman & Fields
Yankee Spectacular, Linda Steen Spevacek
The Wells Fargo Wagon, Meredith Willson
The Rainbow Connection, Ascher & Williams
The Trolley Song,, Martin & Blane
So Long, Farewell, Rodgers & Hammerstein
– Sing of Spring, George Gershwin
– Aftonen (Evening), Hugo Alfven
– Shall We Gather at the River, setting by John Carter
– Yo Le Canto, David Brunner
– Joint Choir
Anthem of Peace, arr. Mack Wilberg


November 18, 2000

Clapp Recital Hall
Music of the Viennese Masters
Martin Dicke, conductor

– Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson Mass), Franz Joseph Haydn
– Vier Quartette, Opus 92, Johannes Brahms
– Alleluia, KV 553 (4-voice Canon), Wolfgang Mozart
– Don’t Forget Your True and Faithful Friend, KV 515b, Wolfgang Mozart
– V’amo di core, KV 382g (12 voice quadruple Canon), Wolfgang Mozart
– Abendlied zu Gott (Evening Song to God), Franz Joseph Haydn

March 6, 2001

Clapp Recital Hall
The Italian Connection
Martin Dicke, conductor

– Selections from Missa Papai Marcelli, Giovanni Pierluigi Palestrina
– Ecco Mormorar l’onde, Claudio Monteverdi
– Vespers of 1610 (Domine ad adjuvandum, Dixit Dominus), Claudio Monteverdi
– Gloria RV 588, Antonio Vivaldi

May 11, 2001

Clapp Recital Hall
Thirtieth Anniversary Gala Concert
Rosella Duerksen, David Rayl, Kenneth Phillips, and Martin Dicke, conductors

– I Hear America Singing, Martin Dicke
– Island in Space, Kirke Mechem
– Regina Coeli, KV 276, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
– A Jubilant Song, Norman Dello Joio
– Selections from Mass in G Major, D. 167, Franz Schubert
– How Lovely is Thy Dwelling Place (from The Creation), Johannes Brahms
– Selections from Die Fledermaus , Johann Strauss, arr. John Sacco
– Dona nobis pacem (from Mass in b minor), Johann Sebastian Bach

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