Music with Minnesotans: William Craft

by Steve Staruch, Minnesota Public Radio
December 10, 2013

ST. PAUL, Minn. — Imagine a kid traipsing after his dad, a building inspector, checking out all the nooks and crannies of a small liberal arts college in rural western Pennsylvania. That kid was Bill Craft. Born to the "academy", Craft is now the President of Concordia College in Moorhead, Minn. His inspiring all-choral playlist is filled with many of the works he's sung.

Vaughan-Williams: Hodie (It Was the Winter Mild) with Janet Baker singing with the London Symphony Orchestra and Chorus led by Richard Hickox. EMI 54128

Jan Sandstrom: Lo How a Rose with the Concordia Choir led by Rene Clause. Concordia 3247

Benjamin Britten: New Year's Carol with the New London Children's Choir led by Ronald Corp. Naxos 553 183

Rene Clausen: Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier from "Civil War Songs" (from a Concordia Choir concert performance at Concordia College, Moorhead 2012)

Jocelyn Hagen: Now Our Meeting's Over with The Singers led by Matthew Culloton. Singers 3482

Next week: Steve shares a few "unconventional" holiday listener stories. There will be music to match.

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