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Frank Albinder

Director

Frank Albinder

Grammy Award-winning conductor and singer Frank Albinder currently directs the Washington Men's Camerata, the Virginia Glee Club at the Univesity of Virginia and the Woodley Ensemble. A native of Hollywood, California, Mr. Albinder hold degrees from Pomona College and the New England Conservatory of Music.

Like most musicians, he has held a number of non-musical jobs, including counter man in a delicatessen, secret document destroyer for a major military contractor, tour guide at Universal Studios and problem-fixer for FedEx. He was Director of Choral Activities at Davidson College in the mid-1980s, and for 11 years, he was singer, associate conductor and finally, acting director of Chanticleer, the world-renowned vocal ensemble.

During his tenure with the group, Mr. Albinder performed in all 50 states and in 20 foreign countries. He appears on 20 of the ensemble's recordings, including Wondrous Love, which was recorded under his direction, and the Grammy Award-winning Colors of Love, for which he designed the concept and selected the repertoire. Other performance credits include the Boston Camerata, the Robert Shaw Singers, the Washington Bach Consort, and the Concord Ensemble. He is a past National Chair of Repertoire and Standards for Male Choirs for the American Choral Directors Association, as well as President of Intercollegiate Men's Choruses, Vice-President of ChoralNet, the internet's principal portal for information and resources relating to the choral field and a national board member of the National Collegiate Choral Organization.

Discography

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Washington Men's Camerata : Brothers Sing On!

Review: The ancient art of men's choral singing began early in the history of western music. From its roots in Jewish liturgical chant and the monastic chants of the early Christian church, through groups of troubadours in Medieval France and the male singing societies of nineteenth-century England and Germany, the male chorus has a rich and varied history, influenced by many of the world's most important cultures and religions. In modern times, male chorus traditions are carried on by collegiate and community choruses in dozens of countries around the world. With this program, the Washington Men's Camerata begins a series of recordings of some of the timeless gems of our repertoire, with the hope that this lasting testament to the power of men's voices raised in song will serve to inspire future generations of singers.

Songlist: Brothers, Sing On , Drink To Me Only With Thine Eyes , The Pasture , De Animals A-Comin , Waitin' For The Dawn Of Peace , Down By The Sally Gardens, Ave Maria, If Ye Love Me , Spaseniye Sodelal , Song Of Peace , Ride The Chariot , The Long Day Closes, Vive L'Amour, Down In The Valley , What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor , Shenandoah , Battle Hymn Of The Republic

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8404c 00 1 CD $15.98 Men's Choirs CDs


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Washington Men's Camerata : Sing We Noel

Review: A delightful Christmas disc, sung by a medium-sized men's choir under the baton of their new director, Frank Albinder (formerly of Chanticleer). Daniel Pinkham's popular Christmas Cantata is the centerpiece of this program, in a rarely heard (original) arrangement for men's voices and brass.

Songlist: Benedicamus Domino, Noel!, O Come, O Come, Emanuel, Lo, How A Rose E'er Blooming, O Holy Child, The Chanticleer's Carol, Of The Father's Love Begotten, Deck The Hall , Christmas Cantata: Maestoso, Christmas Cantata: Adagio, Christmas Cantata: Allegro, Little Lamb, Coventry Carol, Betelehemu, Of The Father's Love Begotten, A Stable-Lamp Is Lighted, The First Nowell, In Dulci Jubilo, The Glory Manger, Les Anges Dans Nos Campagnes

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8933c 00 1 CD $16.95 Men's Choir Christmas


Washington Men's Camerata : When I Was A Young Man

Review: Under the direction of Frank Albinder (formerly of Chanticleer) the Washington Men's Camerata has become one of the nation's foremost men's choirs. In this recording, they focus on classic glee club literature, a testament to the power of men's voices raised in song.

Songlist: On Great Lone Hills, Gentle Annie, Amo, Amas, I Love A Lass, And The Band Played Waltzing Matilda, Homesick Blues, Cantate Domino, Cantique De Jean Racine, Five Ways to Kill A Man, Someboy's Calling My Name, Danny Boy, When Johnny Comes Marching Home, Hard Times Come no More, Last Letter Home, Dona Nobis Pacem, The God Who Gave Us Life, Men Of Harchlech!, Loch Lomond, Stout Hearted Men

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9050c 00 1 CD $16.95 Men's Choirs CDs

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