Nazareth College Chamber Singers

perform There Is No Rose by Agneta Sköld

In 2004, Agneta Sköld set music to the evocative 15th Century text There Is No Rose. Since then, her piece has been lovevd and sung thoughout the world. Nazareth College Chamber Singers and their artistic director Brian Stevens in Rochester, New York, USA, often perform Swedish choral music, especially by female composers. There Is No Rose was recorded at a concert in November 2021.



There Is No Rose
Agneta Sköld
SATB a cappella
Durata appr 2 minutes

The Nazareth College Chamber Singers are an auditioned, student mixed choir of approximately forty-five singers between the ages of 18 and 22 who attend Nazareth College in Rochester, New York. The choir emphasizes a commitment to an inclusive and diverse choral community and changing lives through excellence in choral singing. They engage their audiences local and beyond through meaningful and innovative programming with particular emphasis placed on contemporary female-identifying and BIPOC choral composers. They actively commission new works, are frequent collaborators with regional school choral programs, and have participated in award-winning international festival tours. 

Brian Stevens is a singer, music educator, and choral conductor from Buffalo, New York. Outside of his position at Nazareth College, he serves as Artistic Director and founder of the Vox Eius treble chamber choir making its debut Spring 2022, an ensemble that will solely perform music composed by living female-identifying choral composers and supports emerging composers. He has been a sought-after lecturer, clinician and adjudicator, and enjoys working with young conductors. His professional research areas include the choral music of Fredrik Sixten, innovative choral programming, Scandinavian choral music, and music of contemporary female-identifying choral composers.