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Choral Featured Album: 'Wandering Heart'

"Wandering Heart"Courtesy the ensemble

November 11, 2016

Stay up to date with the latest releases of choral music with the Choral Featured Album. Discover new works, new choirs, and new takes on your favorite choral music Fridays at 11 a.m. CT on the Choral Stream.

This week's Choral Featured Album is "Wandering Heart" from Vancouver-based Chor Leoni Men's Choir. In addition to treasured works by Morten Lauridsen, Felix Mendelssohn and others, the album showcases five world premiere recordings. The record's title piece, "Wandering Heart," is a set of three songs by Latvian composer Eriks Esenvalds.

Esenvalds' "Wandering Hearts" song cycle takes its texts from poetry of the late Leonard Cohen, the acclaimed singer, songwriter, and poet. Esenvalds explains, "My cycle of three songs to words of Leonard Cohen has become, in the voices of Chor Leoni and through the hands of Erick Lichte, like a symphony with a true orchestral, multi-dimensional depth."

Chor Leoni Press Photo
Chor Leoni Men's Choir
Courtesy the ensemble

Enter for a chance to win a copy of this recording

You can enter for a chance to win a copy of Wandering Heart by Chor Leoni. Winner will be drawn at random. Be sure to enter by 12 p.m. Central on Friday, Nov. 18, 2016.

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