Kim André Arnesen

Kim André Arnesen

Listen to beautiful choral music from Norwegian composer Kim André Arnesen.


Enjoy his albums.

Infinity (2018) – 12 songs, 1 hr 6 min


Magnificat – Live fra Haderslev Domkirke (2017) – 7 songs, 41 min



Here are some videos.

Cradle Hymn – performed by Nidaros Cathedral Girls´ Choir on Christmas in Norway with the St. Olaf Choir (2013) – 5 min 31 sec


Flight Song – performed by St. Olaf Choir for their Spring Concert (2015) – 3 min 56 sec


Magnificat 4. Et misericordia – recorded at the Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2015) – 5 min 36 sec


His Light in Us – performed by St. Olaf Choir on St. Olaf Christmas (2016) – 5 min 52 sec


Even When He Is Silent – performed by St. Olaf Choir at Nidaros Cathedral, Trondheim, Norway (2013) – 6 min 23 sec


Making or Breaking – 4 min 43 sec


Holy Spirit Mass, Mvt 4 – Blessed – performed by National Lutheran Choir at Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, Washington DC (2017) – 8 min 11 sec


Dormi Jesu – performed by National Lutheran Choir at Basilica of Saint Mary, Minneapolis MN (2016) – 5 min 9 sec


O Sacrum Convivium – performed by Mogens Dahl Chamber Choir, Chuch of Holmen, Copenhagen, Denmark (2016) – 7 min 26 sec


Sing the Earth (World Premier)– performed by Southwestern University Singers and Festival Mass Choir during Southwestern Music Festival at Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas, Texas (2018) – 6 min 7 sec


Requiem (First Italian Execution) – performed by Brescia Philharmonic Choir for Concert in Memory of the Fallen of Piazza Loggia at Church Santa Maria del Carmine – Brescia (2016) – 48 min 59 sec



These are links to his website, social media, general information, and music stores.

Photo credit: InfinityAmazon (album cover).

Conspirare: Christmas 2017

Listen to the Conspirare Christmas concert with Austin singer-songwriter Carrie Rodriguez as special guest that was recorded live on Dec 10 at 7:30 pm CST from the Tobin Center in San Antonio, Texas.

It was streamed on their YouTube channel at Conspirare Christmas, but it is still available so you can watch it whenever you have time to enjoy it.  Sometimes it’s not easy to catch these live events, especially during this busy time of the year. Please see  the Conspirare website for more information. A PDF version of the printed program is available here.

Conspirare is a Grammy® award-winning choral ensemble that creates exceptional concert experiences and world-class recordings under the incomparable direction of Craig Hella Johnson. A repertoire as diverse as our talent showcases our artists’ rigorous classical training while expressing the voices of distinctive composers from Bach to Barber, Handel to Kyr, Lassus to Lang.  Inspired by the power of music to transform lives, Conspirare performances are musical magic.

If you have never experienced listening to Conspirare, they are absolutely wonderful!  Truly amazing.  This is your opportunity to hear them live.  If you have a smart TV, Apple TV, or Roku, you can enjoy the event on a large screen and high-quality  speakers.

They were excited to share this program with friends around the world. Please invite your friends and family to watch too!

Christmas 2017 – Tobin Center in San Antonio, Texas (Dec 10, 2017) – 1 hr 55 min



Enjoy their Christmas albums recorded live at The Carillon in Austin, Texas..

Beautiful City – Christmas 2016 – 28 songs, 1 hr 11 min


Singing Heart – Christmas 2015 – 29 songs, 1 hr 12 min


Unclouded Day – Christmas 2013 – 32 songs, 1 hr 17 min


One Voice – Christmas 2012 – 27 songs, 1 hr, 13 min


Love Again – Christmas 2007 – 29 songs, 1 hr, 18 min

Listen to more of his music at my Conspirare post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Beautiful City – Christmas 2016 @ Amazon (album cover)

Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard

Conspirare: Considering Matthew Shepard

Listen to the new choral album Considering Matthew Shepard just released by Conspirare. It was composed and conducted by Craig Hella Johnson as an oratorio that explores the life, death, and legacy about the young gay Wyoming man who was beaten to death in 1998.

New Album

Considering Matthew Shepard (2016) – 33 songs, 1 hr 45 min (2 CDs)



Here are some videos with songs from their new album.

Cattle, Horses, Sky and Grass – 6 min 53 sec


We Tell Each Other Stories – 4 min 54 sec


For those not familiar with Conspirare, these are videos from a PBS TV special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert” featuring their 2010 Grammy-nominated album recorded at Dell Hall, Long Center, Austin, Texas in 2008.

Agnus Dei (Samuel Barber) – 5 min 14 sec


Gabriel’s Oboe (Ennio Morricone) – with cellist Bion Tsang – 2 min 54 sec


Let the River Run (Carly Simon) – 2 min 8 sec


Will There Really Be A Morning – 3 min 25 sec


What If (Eric Whitacre) – 3 min 29 sec


I Love You / What a Wonderful World – 3 min 34 sec


Listen to more of his music at my Conspirare post with additional albums, videos, and links. This new album has been included there as well along with an updated playlist.

Photo credit: Considering Matthew Shepard @ Amazon (album cover)

Music Roundup: Choral

Here’s a list of my Choral music posts that are available to listen with Spotify.

Conspirare has been nominated for six Grammys and recently won the 2015 Grammy for Best Choral Performance. If you have not heard them before, see what you are missing.

September 2014

December 2014 (Christmas)

Also see the Music by Genre: Choral sub-menu for all music posts tagged as “choral”.

Christmas Music: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Christmas Music: Mormon Tabernacle Choir

Here’s a daily Christmas Music post featuring Mormon Tabernacle Choir.

“Silent Night” by Mormon Tabernacle Choir (1980) – 12 songs, 39 min



I hope you enjoy the music, and it gets you in the holiday spirit.

Photo credit: Amazon album cover