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Choral momentum with Jonathan Woody and the Spire Chamber Ensemble

Jonathan Woody and Ben Spalding
Keith Race
Jonathan Woody and Ben Spalding

Classical KC speaks with bass-baritone Jonathan Woody and Spire Chamber Ensemble founder and artistic director Ben Spalding about collaborating together and working to expand the choral cannon. We'll hear works by composers ranging from Palestrina to Stephen Paulus and Ken Burton.


Brooke Knoll


Ben Spalding, Spire founder and artistic director
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone


The Road Home
by Stephen Paulus
Spire Chamber Ensemble
Esteli Gomez, soprano

The Young Men of the Wolrd - Live
by John Muehlheisen
Spire Chamber Ensemble
Jan Kraybill, organ

Salvum me fac Deus
bySamuel Capricornus
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

Many Are the Wonders - A Reflection on Thomas Tallis' Loquebantur - Live
by Ken Burton
Spire Chamber Ensemble

Tu es Petrus a 6
by Giovanni Pierluigi da Palestrina
New York Polyphony
Tim Keeler, counter-tenor
Andrew Fuchs, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

This Love Between Us - Prayers for Unity I. Christianity - Live
by Reena Esmail
Spire Chamber Ensemble

by Julian Wachner
Trinity Wall Street Choir and Novus NY
Jessica Muirhead, Marguerite Krull, soprano
Melissa Attebury, mezzo-soprano
David Vanderval, tenor
Jonathan Woody, bass-baritone

You can learn more about Spire and their upcoming performances at You can learn more about Jonathan Woody at

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