I will keep on trying to bring together the Boston Secular Chorus either until I am blue in the face from talking about it or until I am dead, whichever comes first. All I can do until more people work with me is post about all of the great secular choral masterpieces that exists.
This is the latest title to capture my imagination. Jean Sibelius: THE TEMPEST, Op. 109 - WORLD PREMIERE RECORDING OF THE COMPLETE SCORE. I am still making my way through this vast musical landscape. Not unlike Mahler's THE SONG OF THE EARTH, THE TEMPEST is so large—just over an hour— that, imho, it kind of counts as an unnumbered choral symphony. What an amazing piece of music. The opening section is the best tone poem of a restive ocean that I have ever heard.