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Da Camera Singers, VanEs Retreat weekend 2019.  Photo: Erik Visser

Listen to Poulenc’s Gloria!

As we head toward our 60th anniversary season in 2021-2022, we are visiting Da Camera’s CD recordings.

Enjoy this stunning work from Da Camera’s 1995 album, “Gloria: Music of the French Cathedral.” Recorded under the direction of Mel Unger with absolutely masterful accompanying by Lorretta Dueck, Poulenc’s Gloriais a refreshingly unique work featuring stunning passages for soprano soloist, spicy harmonies, and exuberant rhythms that (as Poulenc explained to those who found them irreverent) were inspired by the frescoes of the fifteenth-century master Benozzo Gozzoli, which depict angels sticking out their tongues, and by some Benedictine monks he had see playing soccer.
(Mel Unger – CD liner notes)