Alice is 90


The Alice is 90 celebration honoring Alice Parker! 


Alice Parker is a living musical legend whose work as a composer, conductor, author, teacher and song leader has inspired thousands of singers, conductors, church musicians and composers. Her choral music and arrangements have become standard repertoire for school, church and community choirs around the world. 

To celebrate her 90th birthday, Melodious Accord invited amateur and professional choirs of all ages and sizes to participate in #AliceIs90, an online birthday celebration featuring music of Alice Parker performed by 90 separate choirs!


CHOIRS REGISTEREDincluding information about their ensemble, the Parker choral work(s) to be performed and the expected performance date.  

PERFORMED the work(s) publicly in 2015 and 2016, mainly from December to December (Alice's birth month)

POSTED a video of the performance on YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook and/or Twitter with the hashtag #AliceIs90

NOW YOU CAN VIEW AND HEAR the performances on Youtube at #Aliceis90on Melodious Accord’s Facebook #Aliceis90 and Twitter pages. The list of ensembles, pieces and performance dates is displayed below.


Melodious Accord is pleased to honor Alice’s countless contributions to choral music and thank you for lending your voices to this ongoing online tribute to Alice Parker!

These choruses registered their #AliceIs90 Performances:
1.  Granbury Choral Society (Granbury. TX); Stephen Sobczak, Director,
Calvary's Mountain; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
May 4, 2015, Acton United Methodist Church, Granbury, TX
2.  Burnt Hills Oratorio Society (Burnt Hills, NY); Susan Hermance Fedak, Director
Melodious Accord Cantata
May 10, 2015, The First Reformed Church, Scotia, NY
3.  Nashoba Valley Chorale (Littleton, MA); Anne Watson Born, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
May 9, 2015, Littleton High School, Littleton, MA
4.  Da Camera Singers (Amherst, MA); Sheila Heffernon, Director
Heavenly Hurt, a set of 7 Emily Dickinson Poems (World Premiere)
May 29, 2015, Federated Church, Charlemont, MA; 
May 30, 2015, First Congregational Church, Amherst, MA,
May 31, 2015, Helen Hills Hills Chapel, Smith College, Northampton, MA
5.  Hot Springs Music Festival Chorus (Hot Springs, AR);  Lynn Payette, Director
Sing Low, Sweet Chariot; Ye Boundless Realms of Joy
June 2, 2015, St Luke's Episcopal Church, Hot Springs, AR
6.  The Village Choir (Prairie Village, KS); Mark Ball, Director
Melodious Accord Cantata
November 1, 2015, Village Church, Prairie Village, KS
7.  Musica Sacra, (New York, NY;) ; Kent Tritle, Director
American Kedusha 
October 21, 2015, Cathedral of St John the Divine, NY, NY
8. English Montreal School Board Senior Chorale (Montreal, Quebec);
    Patricia Abbott, Director
A Midsummer Night's Dream: Fairy Songs
May 30, 2015, Notre-Dame-de-Bon-Secours Chapel, Montreal, QC
9.  Princeton Pro Musica (Princeton, NJ); Ryan James Brandau, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
September 24, 2016, Sunbank Arena, Trenton, NJ
10.  Acappellago (Forest View, IL); Dennis R. Smith, Director
The Animals' Christmas 
December 5, 2015, Mayslake Peaabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL
December 6, 2015,  Congregational Church of Batavia, IL
11.  Liverpool High School Concert Chorale (Liverpool, NY);  Sky Harris, Director
Wondrous Love
June 2, 2016, Liverpool High School
12.  Lipscomb Academy High School Chorus (Nashille, TN);  Robert King &
       Elizabeth Harrell, Directors
Saints Bound for Heaven
November 9, 2015 and May 15, 2016, Lipscomb University Alumni Auditorium, Nashville, TN
13.  Quintessence Summer Choral Festival  (Albuquerque, NM); Matthew Greer, Director
Melodious Accord Cantata
July 26, 2015, St John's United Methodist Church, Albuqueeque, NM
14.  The Charlotteans:  UNC Charlotte Women's Glee (Charlotte, NC);  
       Ginger Wyric, Director
Coo-Coo Bird
December 8, 2015, Belk Theatre at UNC, Charlottte, NC
15.  Portsmouth Pro Musica (Portsmouth, NH);  Priscilla Stevens French, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
June 27, 2015, St Matthias Church, Budapest, Hungary,
June 30, 2015, Jesuit, Bratislavia, Slovakia,
July 3, 2015, St Wenceslas Church, Mnisek, Czech Republic,
July 4, 2015, Church of the Holy Saviour, Prague, Czech Republic
16.  Woodward Academy Festival Chorale (College Park, GA); Stephen Rotz, Director
Saints Bound for Heaven
November 8, 2015 Gresham Chapel, Woodward Academy, College Park, GA
​17.  Fresno Master Chorale, Fresno Concert Choir (Fresno, CA); Anna Hamre, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal 
June 20, 2015, Athens, Greece
18.  Choral Arts Ensemble of Rochester (Rochester, MN)  Rick Kvam, Director
Sing, Sing
September 26, 2015, Zumbro Lutheran Church, Rochester, MN
19.  Susquehanna Chorale (Grantham, PA): Linda T. Tedford, Director
O come, O come, Emmanuel
December 18, 2015, High Center, Messiah College, Grantham, PA,
December 19, 2015, Leffler Chapel, Elizabethtown College, Elizabethtown, PA,
December 20, 2015, Market Square Presbyterian Church, Harrisburg, PA
20.  Susquehanna Chorale  (Grantham, PA);  Linda T. Tedford, Director
Hark, I Hear I Hear the Harps Eternal; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; 
Take Me to the Water
May 6, 2016, Derry Presbyterian Church, Hershey, PA,
May 7, 2016, High Center, Messiah College, Grantham, PA
21.  Duxbury High School Chamber Singers (Duxbury, MA); Robert Judge, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
November 3, 2015, Duxbury Performing Arts Center, Duxbury, MA
22.  Franklin County Community Chorus (Greenfield, MA);  Paul J. Calcari, Director
Fum, Fum, FumDecember 13, 2015, Greenfield High School,, Greenfield, MA
23.  Franklin County Community Chorus  (Greenfield, MA);  Paul J. Calcari, Director
My Gentle Harp; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal,
 May 1, 2016, Blessed Sacrament Church, Greenfield, MA 
24.  Amherst Regional High School Chorus (Amherst, MA); Paul J. Calcari​
My Gentle Harp; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
December 17, 2015, Amherst Regional High School, Amherst, MA
25.  Baltimore Chorale Arts Society  (Baltimore, MD);  Tom Hall, Director
He is King of Kings  
December 1, 2015  Baltimore Basilica, Baltimore, MD
26.  Baltimore Chorale Arts Society  (Baltimore, MD);  Tom Hall, Director
Songstream (excerpts)  
April 3, 2016  Our Lady of the Angels Chapel Baltimore, MD
27.  The Chancel Choir, Plymouth Church, UCC  (Shaker Heights, OH);  
       James P. Riggs, Director
Welcome, from Melodious Accord; Broad is the Road;  Hark, I Hear
the Harps Eternal
January 31, 2016, Plymouth Church, Shaker Heights, OH
28.  Monmouth Civic Chorus (Red Bank, NJ);  Ryan James Brandau, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
July 9, 2015, St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland
29.  Palomar College Chorale (San Marcos, CA);  Sally Husch Dean, Director
In Praise of Singing; Sometimes I Feel; I'm Goin' to Sing
October 25, 2015, Palomar College, San Marcos, CA
30.  Mansfield University Men's Choir (Mansfield, PA); Peggy Detweiler, Director
Mary Had a Baby
December 4,5,and 6, 2015, Steadman Theatre, Mansfield Univ., Mansfield, PA
31.  MSVA District 6 Men's Invitational Chorus (Rockford, MI);  
       Jed Scott, Guest Conductor
Hard Times Come Again No More
November 16, 2015, Howard Performing Arts Center, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, MI
32.  Samford University A Cappella Choir (Birmingham, AL); Philip Copeland
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
September 25, 2015, Samford University, Birmingham, AL
33.  Virginia Women's Chorus (Charlottesville, VA);  Katherine "KaeRenae" Mitchell
Durme, Durme
December 4 and 5, 2015, U. Virginia Chapel, Charlottesville, VA
34.  University of Toronto Women's Chorus and MacMillan Singers Women 
       (Toronto, Canada): Hilary Apfelstadt, Director
O virtus Sapientiae
February 7, 2016, Grace Church On-the-Hill, Toronto, Ontario,CA
35.  Saratoga Choral Festival (Lenox, MA);  Andrea Goodman, Conductor  
Turkey in the Straw, Kitty Alone, Buffalo Gals, Bye n' Bye and more
July 31 2016, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Saratoga Springs, NY
36.  First United Methodist Church Chancel Choir (Downers Grove, IL);
        Diane Hines, Director
"An Alice Parker Christmas":  Of the Father's Love Begotten; O Tannenbaum; Personent Hodie; Adeste Fideles; 12 carols from 
The Shaw Parker Book of Christmas Carols
December 6.2016 (2 services) First United Methodist Church, Downer's Grove
37. ​ Illinois State University Women's Choir (Normal, IL); Kristin Moroni, Director
Coo-Coo Bird
November 8, 2015, Illinois State University Center for the Performing Arts, Normal, IL
38.  BucsWorth Men's Choir (Johnson City, TN); Alan Stevens, Director
What Shall We Do With a Drunken Sailer?
April 26, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN
39.  East Tennessee Belles (John City, TN); Matthew Potterton, Director
Durme, Durme
April 26, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN
40.  East Tennessee State University Combined Choirs (Johnson City, TN);
       Alan Stevens, Director
Meet and Right it is to Sing
April 26, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Johnson City, TN
41.  Madrigali et al (Omaha, NE); Matthew C. Harden, Director
Les Anges Dans Nos Compagnes; The Carol of the Birds; Fum, Fum, Fum; The Holly and the Ivy; Il Est Ne; In the Bleak Midwinter; Masters in This Hall; O Sanctissima; Touro-louro-louro; What Child Is This
December 21, 2015, Maplewood United Methodist Church, Omaha, NE
42.  Madrigali et al (Omaha, NE); Matthew C. Harden, Director
Be Thou My Vision; Come Away to the Skies; Speak Peace
March 8, 2016, Maplewood United Methodist Church, Omaha, NE
43.  Zemer Chai (Kensington, MD); Eleanor Epstein, Director
Durme, Durme
December 8, 2015, Ohr Kodesh Congregation, Chevy Chase, MD
44.  Swarthmore College Garnet Singers (Swarthmore, PA);  Joseph Gregorio, Director
Wondrous Love; I Got Shoes; Johnny Has Gone for a Soldier; Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye; My Gentle Harp; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal;
Goin' to Boston
December 6, 2015, Lang Concert Hall, Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA
45.  Manhattan Concert Productions (New York, NY); Z. Randall Stroope, Director
John Saw Duh Numbuh; Sometimes I Feel; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal;
Saints Bound for Heaven; Aura Lee; Goin' to Boston
April 23, 2016, Ryman Auditorium, Nashville, TN
46.  The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton (Greene, NY); Bruce Borton, Director
Gifts of the Spirit (commissioned for founding director Anne Boyer Cotton, 2013)
November 26 and 27, 2016, Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Binghamton, NY
47.  The Cal State East Bay Singers (Hayward, CA); Buddy James, Director
Durme, Durme
December 5, 2015, First Presbyterian Church, Hayward, CA
48.  Acappellago  (Westmont, IL); Dennis R. Smith, Director
Johnny, I Hardly Knew Ye; John Saw duh Numbuh
March 12, 2016 Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL
March 13, 2016, Congregational Church, Batavia, IL
49.  Pioneer Valley Symphony & Chorus (Greenfield, MA); Paul Phillips, Conductor;
        Jonathan Harvey, Chorus Director
Seven Carols for Christmas
December 19, 2015, Greenfield High School Auditorium, Greenfield, MA
50.  Cornell University Chorale (Ithaca, NY); Stephen Spinelli, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
December 4, 2014, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
51.  Raleigh Moravian Church Choir (Raleigh, NC); Jim White, Director
Saints Bound for Heaven
April 24, 2016, Raleigh Moravian Church, Raleigh, NC
52.  ScolaCantorum (Burlingame, CA); Gregory Wait, Director
O Come, O Come Emmanuel; Bring A Torch;  Away in a Manger; God Rest
You Merry, Gentlemen; Joy to the World; O Come, All Ye Faithful; The First Nowell; Angels We Have Heard on High; Hark, the Herald Angels Sing
 December 6, 2015, Moutain view Center for the Performing Arts, Mountain View, CA
53  Jordan Middle School 8th Grade Choir (Jordan, MN); Elizabeth Egger, Director
A Universal Blessing
December 10, 2015, Jordan Middle School, Jordan, MN
54.  South Hadley Chorale (South Hadley, MA); Jonathan Harvey, Director
My Dancing Day
December 9, 2015, Loomis Retirement Community, South Hadley, MA
55.  Atlanta Symphony Orchestra Chorus (Atlanta, GA); Norman Mackenzie, Director
Adeste Fideles
December 12 and 13, 2015, Symphony Hall, Atlanta, GA
56.  The Madrigal Choir of Binghamton (Greene, NY); Bruce Borton, Director
Gifts of the Spirit
November 26 and 27, 2016, Church of the Holy Family, Binghamton, NY
57.  Washington Master Chorale (Washington, DC); Thomas Colohan, Director
In the Bleak Midwinter
December 20, 2015, The Church of the Epiphany, Washington, DC
58.  St John's Chancel Choir and friends (Philadelphia, PA); David Furniss, Director
Melodious Accord: A Concert of Praise
St John's United Church of Christ, Lansdale, PA
59.  Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at University of Delaware
       Chamber Choir (Wilmington, DE): Dana Ulery, Director
Nelly Bly; In This Day
May 9, 2016, Arsht Hall, Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the Univ. of Delaware, Wilmington, DE
60.  Singers Marin - youth ensembles (Mill Valley, CA): Jan Pedersen Schiff, Director
Invocation Peace; Didn't You Hear
May 15, 2016, Community Congregational Church, Tiburon;
May 21, 2016, Tamlpais United Church, Mill Valley
61.  WomenSing  (Orinda, CA); Martin Benvenuto, Director
Sing and Make Melody; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
June 5 and 8, 2016, St Mary's College Chapel, Moraga, CA
62.  Central Congregational Church (Providence, RI); Patrick Aiken
A Sermon from the Mountain
Jan 17, 2016, Center Congregational Church, Providence, RI
63.  Medina Chorus (Medina, OH); Kurt Sauer, Director
We Wish You a Merry Christmas
December 6, 2015, Medina Presbyterian Church, Medina, OH61.    
64,  Rensselaer Concert Choir  (Troy NY); Nicholas DeMaison, Director
December 13, 2015,  EMPAC Concert Hall, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY
65.  Celebration Singers (Woodbridge, VA); Terry Stackley, Director
Resignation; I Will Arise; New Concord; Foundaton; 'Tis Pretty to be in Balinderry;The Girl I left Behind; I'm Goin' to Sing; Fare Thee Well;
Peter Gray; Goin' to Boston
March 15, 2016, Westminster at Lake Ridge, Lake Ridge, VA
66.  Cambridge Community Chorus (Cambridge, MA); Pamela Mindell, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
May 14, 2016 Sanders Theater,Cambridge, MA
67.  La Jolla Symphony Chorus (La Jolla, CA):  David Chase Director
American Kedusha
April 9, 2016, St Paul's Cathedral, San Diego, CA
April 17, 2016, The Village Church Rancho Santa Fe, CA
68.  The Open Fifths (Goshen, IN); Adam Tice and Martin Brubaker, Directors
What shall we do with a drunken sailor?
May1, 2016, Rieth Recital Hall, Goshen College, Goshen, IN
69.  Greater Reading Encore Chorale (Reading, PA); DavidRutt, Director
Buffalo Gals; Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye; The Girl I Left Behind
May 30, 2016, Alsace Lutheran Church, Reading, PA 
70.  Novi Cantori (Agawam, MA); Ellen Gilson Voth, Director
To God our Strength; God of my justice; The Composer of the World
April 9, 2016, Immanuel Lutheran Church, Amherst, MA
April 17, 2016, St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Longmeadow, MA
April 23, 2016, Grace Episcopal Church, Hartford, CT
71.  Sounds of Stow (Stow, MA); Barbara Jones, Director
Annie Laurie; Da Unten Im Tale, John Saw Duh Numbuh; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal; The Heavens are Telling (Trans); Morning Trumpet; Sometimes I Feel,  Stodole Pumpa; When Jesus Wept
May 15, 2016, First Parish of Stow and Acton, Stow, MA
72.  Madrigal Voices of Montgomery (Cecil, AL); Gene J. Davis, Director
Brethren We Have Met to Worship; Take Ne to the Water; Annie Laurie; On the Galilee from American Dances; Aura Lee; Goin' to Boston
May 22, 2016, Immanuel Presbyterian Church, Montgomery, AL
73.  JP Porchfest Singers (Jamaica Plain, MA); Elizabeth Anker, directing this piece
Goin' to Boston
July 9 2016, 7 John Andrew Street, Jamaica Plain, MA
74.  Agnes Scott Sotto Voce (Decatur, GA); Elise Eskew Sparks, Director
'Tis the Gift to be Simple/Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
November 17, 2016, Maclean Auditorium, Agnes Scott College, Decatur, GA
75,  Gloreia Dei Lutheran Church Parish Choir (Wichita, KS); Annette Lindal, Director
Be Thou My Vision
September 18, 2016, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Wichita, KS
76.  Irvine Valley College Master Chorale (Irvine, CA); Matthew Tresler, Director
Wondrous Love; I Will Arise: Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal; Aura Lee; Vive L'amour; My God is a Rock; I Got Shoes; Same Train
September 30, 2016, Irvine Valley College, Performing Arts Center, Irvine, CA
77.  Acappellago (Villa Park, IL); Dennis Smith, Director
The First Nowell
December 3, 2016, Mayslake Peabody Estate, Oak Brook, IL
December 4, 2016, Congregational Church, Batavia, IL
78.  RBCPC Chancel Choir (San Diego, CA); Elizabeth Virkler, Director
Sing to the Lord!
October 23, 2016, Rancho Bernardo Community Presbyterian Church,
San Diego, CA
79.  newVoices (Appleton, WI) Phillip A. Swan, Director
Away in a Manger
December 16, 2016; St Francis Xavier, Cathedral, Green Bay, WI
December 17, 2016; Lawrence University Memorial Chapel, Appleton, WI
80.  Combind Chancel and Youth Choirs of St Paul United Methodist Church
       (Louisville, KY); Jim McFarland, Direcotr
Come Away to the Skies; Hark! I Hear the Harps Eternal; I Will Arise and
Go to Jesus; Zion from Kentucky Psalms; The Anointing from Sacred Symphonies
St Paul UMC Sanctuary, Louisville, KY
81.  Lawrence Academy of Music Young Men's Choirs and New Voices Community 
(Appleton, WI); James Heiks and Phillip Swan, Directors
Away in a Manger
December 17, 2016, Lawrence University Chapel, Appleton, WI
82.  Setauket Presbyterian Church Choir (Setauket, NY); Paul Vasile, Director
Magnificat, We Sing in Cheerful Praise
December 11, 2016; Setauket Presbyterian Church Sanctuary, Setauket, NY 
83.  CSUN Women's Chorale (Northridge, CA); Katherine Ramos Baker, Director
Durme, Durme; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
October 23, 2016; St Mary of the Angels Anglo Catholic Church, Los Angeles CA
November 12, 2016, Music Dept. Recital Hall, California State University, Northridge, CA
84.  Caritas Chamber Chorale in conjunction with Somerset Hills
        Community Chorus  (Painsboro, NJ); Barbara Sanderman, Director
Wondrous Love; Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal
November 6, 2016, St James Church, Basking Ridge, NJ
85.   Carolyn Eynon Singers (Scottsdale, AZ); Carolyn Eynon, Direcotr
My Dancing Day
December 3, 2016, Pinnacle Peak Presbyterian Church Chapel, Scottsdale, AZ
December 4, 2016, Central United Methodist Church, Phoenix, AZ
86.  Sacred and Profane Chamber Chorus (Berkeley, CA); Rebecca Seeman, Director
In the Bleak Midwinter
December 4, 2016, First Presbyterian Church of Alameda, Alameda, CA
December 10, 2016, St Mark's Episcopal Church, Berkeley, CA
December 12. 2016, St Francis Lutehran Church, San Francisco, CA
87.  Union Presbyterian Church Choir (Saint Peter, MN); Sara McKay, Director
Easter Eggs; I Shall Not Be Moved
November 20, 2016, Union Presbyterian Church, St Peter, MN
88.  Joyful Noise and Temple University Singers (Moirristown, NJ); Allison Fromm and
       Mitos Andaya Hart, Directors
We're a Rollin'; All the Stars in the Sky
November 16, 2016, Temple University Performing Arts Center, Philadelphia, PA
89.  Sorelle San Diego (Encinitas, CA); Sally Husch Dean, Director
The Definition of Beauty
October 28, 2016, St Andrew's Episcopal Church, Encinitas, CA
90.  Wondrous Love Choral Ensemble (New York, NY); Hallie Stotler, Director
Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal; God is Seen
November 13, 2016, St Michael's Episcopal Church, New York, NY
91.  Indianapolis Choral Artisans (Indianapolis, IN); Rick Cobb, Director
Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming; In the Bleak Midwinter
December 2, 2016, Harrison Center for the Arts, Indianapolis, IN
92.  Northwest Girlchoir Vivace and Amore and Seattle Girls Choir
        Cantamus and Prime Voci (Seattle, WA) Jacob Winkler
Invocation Peace
March 15, 2015,  Seattle First Presbyterian Church, Seattle, WA
93.   Arts Chorale of Winchester (Winchester, VA)  Michael Edward Main, Director
April 23 and 24, 2016, Armstrong Concert Hall, Shenandoah Univ., Winchester, VA
94.  Singing Friends Chorus (Norwood Young America, MN);  Karen de Boer, Director
O come, O come Emmanuel; Bring a torch, Jeanette Isabella
December 4, 2016, Church of Peace, Norwood Young America, MN
December 10, 2016, St Mark Lutheran Church, New Germany, MN
 95,    Choir of the First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta  (Atlanta, GA)  Mr. Daniel Bara, Co-Director
Sometimes I Feel
January 15, 2017, First Presbyterian Church of Atlanta, Atlanta, GA