This song has long been a staple of the Boston Community Choir and JVOI has had the opportunity to sing it jointly with a couple of choirs we have sung with. Unfortunately it has never become a bone fide part of our repertoire. I think it’s time to revisit that.
To me, this song has one of the best, most difficult, most fun to get right, and most infectious vamps of any song I know (starting at 1:46). The varied syncopations in the alto and soprano parts are daunting, but when it all comes together under the striding bass bottom and the tenors, it’s vocal magic.
- Psalm 27 - The Lord Is My Light Chicago Mass Choir 4:53
and, just for fun, here’s another rendition of the song
- Psalm 27 - The Lord Is My Light The Galilee Mass Choir 3:58