This week on GBW and ACDA Radio/ChoralNet host Stan Schmidt takes a moment to tell you how Going Beyond Words Got Started and how he goes about putting each show together and then gives you’re an opportunity to listen to A Song of Praise by Beethoven conducted by Robert Shaw; A Prayer by Padre Pio sung by The Sixteen with Harry Christophers; A Song of Praise for Female Voices and Bells by Samuel Adler; Then the Magnificat in D Major by Johann Sebastian Bach; concluding with the Gloria Patri from Dixit Dominus by Georg Friedrich Händel with the Chor des Bayerischen and Concerto Köln.
“First of all I appreciate all of you that take the time to listen. When I first began Going Beyond Words in 1993 it was because of a call from the Program Director from KVNO FM a 24hours classical station in Omaha. He noted that the city had nine choirs but that fact was unexpressed on local radio and would I develop a show. Well I did and over the past 25 years have gathered tremendous knowledge in programming by watching out for key duplication, speed, voicing, language, with various composers from different countries and style. I was directing a chamber choir in Omaha and had shared with my singers our theme for the year, which was Going Beyond Words. Ten years earlier my wife and I began sharing our time with Collegium U.S.A. and John Rutter. We went to all of the National and some regional ACDA conventions. It was a time of developing a network of friends that sent recordings to our home and today there is a collection of some 500 LP’s and 18,000 CD’s from which to choose for each show. If you examine the programs you will find that by reading the titles as a list, they usually tell a story. So for this program it is all about feeling being thankful for how this life as a choral director came developed. Hope you enjoy this one.”
For a look at the CD’s used and a complete list of the music heard, go to the blog of WWW.GONGBEYONDWORDS.COM website and click on show 2501.