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Choral Repertoire

Please note that this is not a comprehensive list. There are numerous works which have been performed by the choir not represented on this list.

2015/2016 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

O Clap Your Hands- R. Vaughan Williams
The Best of All Possible Worlds (Candide)-Bernstein/arr. Robert Page
O Mistree Mine-R. Vaughan Williams
April is in My Mistress’ Face- Thomas Morley
In These delightful Pleasant Groves- H. Purcell
O What Shall I Do?- John Wilbye
Je le vous dirai- Pierre Certon
O Yes, Has Any Found a Lad- Thomas Tomkins
All I Ask of You (Phantom)-Webber/Brymer
Geographical Fugue- Ernst Toch
My Bonnie Lass She Smelleth- Schickele
Les Misersble Medley- Lojeski
Lead on O King Eternal-DeCou
She Walks in Beauty- Eric Barnum
We Can Make a Difference- Strid
When Jesus Wept- Shaw-Parker
Comic Duet for Two Cats-Rossini/Mason
Live-a-humble- Bagley
It’s a Grand Night for Singing-Rodgers/Stickles
In Song we Raise Our Voices- Dominic Dousa

Concert #1: KCC Choral Union
Beethoven’s Ninth- Ode to Joy w/he Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra Performance 11/14/2015

Concert #2: Sounds of the Season- St. Mark’s Episcopal, Coldwater
KCC Choral Union (all choirs combined)
Christmas Memories- Powell
Celebrate this Day Together- Liebergen
Appalachian Welcome Round- Traditional/Blanchard
African Noel- Thomas

Branch County Community Chorus:
Deck the Halls- Parker/Shaw
The Bells of Christmas- Gilpin
Joy to the World- Kuykendall

Kellogg Singers:
Beautiful December- Bernon
And Sweet Singing in the Choir- Wagner
Fum, Fum, Fum- Parker/Shaw

Deck the Halls in 7/8 time- McKelvy
Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy-Funk
Psallite- Praetorius

additional Fall events include performances at the Kellogg Manor House and at the 2015 Coldwater area Apple Fest.

2014/2015 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor
Snow White Dove- Brahms
Winter Cantabile- Eccard/Snyder
Lo How a Rose- Praetorious
Break Forth, O Beautious Heavenly Light- Bach
In the Bleak Midwinter- Holst
Amahl and the Night Visitors- Menotti (full opera with orchestra)
Messiah- Handel (Christmas portion w/ orchestra)
Lord Nelson Mass- Haydn (Full performance w/ orchestra)
Pirates of Penzance- Gilbert and Sullivan (full production w/ orchestra)
2013/2014 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

International tour: Italy’s Amalfi Coast & Rome
Gloria- Rutter (w/ full instrumental forces)
Hodie Christus natus est- Poulenc
Glory to God in the Highest- Pergolesi
Three Contemporary Latin Settings- Estes
Festival Gloria-Randall Johnson
Sing Joyfully- William Byrd
Cantate Domino- Pitoni
Witness- Halloran
Non e tempo- Marco Cara
Virgo Mater Regina(Michigan/ European debut)- Dafnis
Ave Verum Corpus- W. A. Mozart
I Bought Me A Cat- Copland
Ola! O Che Bon Eccho- Orlando di Lasso
Alleluia- Randall Thompson
Elijah Rock- Jester Hairston
Ave Maria- Franz Bieble
Tenebrae Factae Sunt- Palestrina
Jubilate Deo- Porterfield
Exultate Justi- Ludovico da Viadana
O Vos Omnes- Giovanni Asola
Kantate Nr. 142 am ersten Weihnachtstag- J. S. Bach (Kunauh)
Credo (Lord Nelson Mass) – Haydn
The Battle of Jericho- Hogan

2012/2013 Season-Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

Messiah- G. F. Handel (W/ orchestra)

Zion’s Walls- Aaron Copland
Battle Hymn of the Republic- Wilhousky
Great Day- Dennard
No Hiding Place- Hogan
Michigan Morn- H. Owen Reed
Celebrate with Music- Gilpin
How Long Ago (Michigan premier)- Costas Dafnis
I Will Arise- Dake

2011/2012 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

(International Tour: Ireland)
Gerald J. Blanchard, Artistic Director
Messiah- G. F. Handel (W/ orchestra)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols- Vaughan Williams
Cantate Domino- Hassler
If Ye Love Me- Tallis
Exultate Deo- Scarlatti
Lobet den Herrn alle Heiden- J. S. Bach

2010/2011 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

Ahrirang- Brad Printz
Cold and Fugue Season- Ellen Foncannon
Early One Morning- Jeremy Rawson
Ain’t Misbehavin- Fats Waller/Larry Shackley
Mass in C minor (Great Mass) K.427 by W. A. Mozart

2009/2010 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

Messiah by G. F. Handel (performed with orchestra)
Fantasia on Christmas Carols- R. Vaughn Williams (performed w/ orchestra)
Pat-a-Pan- Mark Burrows
Choral Fanfare- Ron Nelson
African Noel- Andre Thomas
Joys of Christmas-William Simon
La Lluvia- Stephen Hatfield
A Celtic Christmas- Audrey Snyder
The Candle Canon- Audrey Snyder
By-by Lullay- Jason Thoms
Cantata BWV 63 Christen, ätzet diesen Tag- J. S. Bach
Advent Cantata
Come to the Music- Joseph Martin
Zion’s Walls- Aaron Copland
Winter Cantabile-
With A Voice of Singing-Martin Shaw
Live-a-humble-Arr. Peter Bagley
Wade in the Water- Arr. William K. Decker
All Through the Night-Arr. Jeremy Rawson
Amazing Grace- Arr. William K. Decker
Walk Together Children- Arr. Robert De Cormier
In Song We Raise Our Voices- Dominic Dousa
Prayer for America- Eugene Butler
We Are the Music Makers- Patti Drennan-
Early One Morning- Arr. Jeremy Rawson
When I Fall in Love- Arr. Kirby Shaw
Moon River- Henry Mancini
Cruella De Vil- Arr. Kirby Shaw

2008/2009 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

Messiah- G. F. Handel (w/ orchestra)
Fanfare and Chorus- Buxtehude
O Magnum Mysterium- Gabrieli
I Wonder as I Wander-Niles
Joy to the World-Handel/Rutter
I’ll be Home for Christmas
and numerous other holiday favorites
Abide with Me- Hogan
Little David Play on Your Harp- Hairston
In these things we live- Beebe
If I Love You- Rogers/Hammerstein
Bill Bailey, Please Won’t You Come Home- Cannon/McLeod
U.S.O. on Tour (mini stage show)- Emmerson/Higgins
Star Dust- Carmichael
Dreaming a World- Boyer
Battle Hymn of the Republic- Steffe/Shaw
You Don’t Own Me-Madara/White/Billingsley
Vive L’Amour- Parker/Shaw
Plus a host of solo, duets and small ensembles

2007/2008 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

(Tour: Ohio, Indiana, Illinois)

Voices of Autumn (sung in Japanese)- Jackson Hill
Mass No.2, D.167- Franz Schubert
Glory to God (Messiah)- G. F. Handel
At the River- Copland
The Heaven’s Are Telling(Creation) -F. J. Haydn Patapan by Smith
The Holly and the Ivy by Boughton
There Shall a Star by Mendelssohn
Three Songs for Christmas by Grundman
Joy to the World by Handel
Love Came Down at Christmas by Fissinger
Be Thou Exalted by Handel
Shalom Chaverim by Liebergen
Gloria in Excelsis by Vivaldi
Bring Your Pipes, Bring Your Drum by Reed
Adeste Fideles by Everett

2006/2007 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

(Inaugural Concert Tour: Michigan/ Indiana)
Debut with the Battle Creek Symphony Orchestra- Maestra Anne Harrigan, conductor
Dreaming a World by Peter Boyer-(World Premier)
Premiere performances: March 9 & 10, 2007, W.K. Kellogg Auditorium, Battle Creek, Michigan


2005/2006 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor

Hodie- Sweelinck

Heilig, Heilig (double choir)-Mebdelssohn

Do You Hear What I Hear- Mac Huff & John Jacobson
Gaudete- Annon.
Red, Red Rose- Mulholland
Music of the Night-Webber
Messiah- G. F. Handel

2004/2005 Season- Dr. Gerald Blanchard, conductor
These files are formatted in compressed MP3 format.

“Fum, Fum, Fum” (0:54)
“Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” (1:05)
“Lo, How a Rose Er’r Blooming” (1:01)
“Do You Hear What I Hear” (0:58)
“Medieval Gloria” (0:56)
“Hush, Somebody’s Callin My Name” (0:50)
“Fauna Cazona” (0:37)
“Gaudete” (1:04)
“Carol of the Bells” (0:39)
Lord Nelson Mass: Credo mvnt. (0:38)
“Winter Cantabile” (1:17)
“Bidi, bidi bom” (0:52)
“O Magnum Mysterium” (1:52)
Fum, Fum, Fum- arr. Alice Parker & Robert Shaw
Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas -arr. Russ Robinson
Mister Sandman
Cruela Devil
Lo, How A Rose Er’r Blooming-Wilberg
Medieval Gloria- Vijay Singh
Hush, Somebody’s Callin My Name-Dennard
Fauna Cazona-Vecchi
Gaudete- Annon.
Carol of the Bells- Mikhail Leontovich/Wilhousky
Missa in Angustiis (Lord Nelson) F. J. Haydn (w/ orchestra)
When I Fall in Love- Heyman
Winter Cantabile
Bidi, bidi bom-David Eddleman
O Magnum Mysterium (double choir with Brass/organ)- Giovanni Gabrieli
Trial by Jury (excerpts)- Gilbert/Sullivan

2003/2004 Season- Deric Craig, conductor

“GLORIA” – Gloria by Rutter

2002/2003 Season- Deric Craig, conductor

Ave Maria- Victoria
Ave Maria- Arcadelt
Ave Maria- Stravinsky
Ave Maria- Beibl
Fa una Canzona- Vecchi
Sicut cervus-Palestrina
Hear the Murmuring Waters- Monteverdi
Ave Verum Corpus- Mozart
Vive L’mour- Parker/Shaw
Red, Red Rose- Mulholland
Saul- Hovland
Past Life Melodies- Hopkins
Route 66- Troup
When I Fall in Love- Heyman
Swonderful- Gershwin
Pie Jesu- Webber
Music of the Night-Webber

2001/2002 Season- Deric Craig, conductor

Ave Maria- Victoria
Sicut cervus- Palestrina
Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desiring- J. S. Bach
Gloria in Excelsis Deo- W. A. Mozart
When Jesus Wept- Billings
John Saw the Number- Shaw/Parker
At the River- Copland
Simple Gifts- Copland
Zion’s Walls- Copland
Deep River-Hayes
City Called Heaven- Poelinitz
Sing Me to Heaven-Gawthrop


The choral programs at KCC have a long and varied history. Past conductors include Mr. Alfred G. Richards and long time conductor Mr. Gordon Smith, both of whom have lead the choral programs at KCC (Battle Creek Community College) with great distinction. This note honors their contribution to the arts in our community and to our college.

Mr. Richards served as the founding director in the mid to late 1950’s. He was succeeded by several other directors until the arrival of the esteemed Mr. Gordon Smith in the mid 1960’s.  Mr. Smith held the position as the director of vocal music until his retirement from the college in 1985 (21 years). We celebrate the legacy of Mr. Richards and Mr. Smith by continuing their tradition of providing accessible choral experiences for all. Their legacy of musical excellence shall continue for years to come. Thank you Mr. Richards and Mr. Smith!

Mr. Alfred G. Richards (1956-1959)

Mr. Gordon Smith (1964-1985)

~The Kellogg Community College Choirs

Mr. Alfred G. Richards (1956-1959)

Mr. Gordon Smith (1964-1985)

~The Kellogg Community College Choirs

THEN: 1950’s & 1960’s

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NOW: The Present