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Robert Bode has been Artistic Director of Choral Arts since 2007. In 2010, Bode and Choral Arts won the Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence from Chorus America. In addition, Choral Arts’ CD, “Mornings Like This,” won the American Prize for choral recorded music (community division). Bode is Director of Choral Studies at the Conservatory of Music and Dance, University of Missouri- Kansas City.
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An Hour to Dance - Choral Music by Gwyneth Walker Mornings Like This: Songs of Daybreak and Childhood - Choral Arts - Robert Bode Ferko: Stabat Mater/Choral Arts
17 World Premiere Recordings!  During the 2005-6 season, Gwyneth Walker traveled across the United States working with a variety of musicians as they premiered and recorded her works. During a week spent in Walla Walla, WA, she worked with the choirs at Whitman College as they rehearsed and recorded this new program of choral music, which employs evocative texts by Langston Hughes, Anne Morrow Lindbergh, and Virginia Hamilton Adair, among others. Notes include the full song texts. The "Pure Sound" of Choral Arts under their new director, Robert Bode presents several world premiere recordings, including The Dream Keeper, a piece in four movements, each featuring a different text from Langston Hughes. Other pieces feature the poetry of Dylan Thomas, Walt Whitman and the conductor of Choral Arts, Robert Bode. Choral Arts presents a live performance of Ferko's stunning Stabat Mater at St James Cathedral in Seattle.
William Hawley is a central figure in today's renaissance of American choral music.  His treatment of harmony and counterpoint helped to establish compositional trends that have since been adopted by other major figures such as Morten Lauridsen and Eric Whitacre.

Winners of the American Prize and the Margaret Hillis Award, Choral Arts and Robert Bode make a musically persuasive case for the importance of Hawley's choral works.
Winner of Chorus America's coveted Margaret Hillis Award and the American Prize for choral performance, Choral Arts' newest release features the music of Eric Barnum in a program about the nature of love ant different times and situations of life.
   
 
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