Dennis Keene, conductor 
Hei-Kyung Hong, soprano 
Delos is proud to announce the next release in its outstanding partnership with Dennis Keene and the Voices of Ascension: Hear My Prayer. Voices of Ascension has come to be recognized as one of the world’s finest choral ensembles. Its concerts and recordings receive unalloyed critical acclaim. Artistic Director Dennis Keene has assembled a group of New York’s finest professional singers and blended them into a richly satisfying ensemble, unique in its command of choral music from every period and style. “Dennis Keene is the younger leader most widely touted to pick up the mantle of Robert Shaw… The Voices of Ascension Chorus and Orchestra, conducted by Dennis Keene, presents some of the most consistently polished and satisfying choral performances in New York City.” The New York Times Featuring the renowned soprano soloist Hei-Kyung Hong, Hear My Prayer offers the listener an inspiring and soothing collection of sacred works that are appropriate for all audiences. Hear My Prayer covers the choral genre from Mozart to Casals, embracing the traditional and the sublime with singing and direction second to none. 
  • Bainton: And I Saw a New Heaven 
  • Thompson: Alleluia Mozart: Laudate Dominum 
  • Casals: Nigra Sum, Tota Pulchra 
  • Mendelssohn: Hear My Prayer / Happy and blest are they 
  • Parry: I Was Glad 
  • Durufle: Tu es Petrus 
  • Franck: Panis angelicus
  • Howells: Like as the hart desireth the water brooks 
  • Tolstiakov: Blagoslovi, dushe moya, Ghospoda (Bless the Lord, O My Soul) 
  • Tchaikovsky: Blazheni, yazhe izbral Stradella
  • Niedermeyer: Pieta Signore 
  • Stanford: Beati quorum via