Dale Warland picks his favorite choral pieces to mark his 90th birthday

Choral legend Dale Warland turns 90 on April 14.Courtesy of the artist

April 11, 2022

Dale Warland’s music-making has inspired countless choral music lovers. In the 34-year existence of the Dale Warland Singers, he and the ensemble commissioned 270 works and released 29 recordings. Warland turned 90 on April 14. Listen now as he introduces some of his favorite performances to celebrate.

Warland on Argento

Dominic Argento: “You Promised Me, My Dearest Life,” from I Hate and I Love, and “The Pond,” from Walden Pond

Dale Warland - Dominic Argento

Warland on Lauridsen

Morten Lauridsen: “O Magnum Mysterium”

Dale Warland - Morten Lauridsen

Warland on Barber

Samuel Barber: “Mary Hynes” and “The Coolin,” from Reincarnations

Dale Warland - Samuel Barber

Warland on Paulus

Stephen Paulus: “Pilgrim’s Hymn,” from The Three Hermits

Dale Warland - Stephen Paulus

Warland on Howells

Herbert Howells: ”Requiem I” and “Requiem II,” from Requiem

Dale Warland - Herbert Howells