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CWU Choirs & Guests Sing Songs of Singh - MAY 30 FREE

Location: Washington, USA
The Central Washington University choirs - with Guests Walla Walla HIgh School and Union High School - present a concert entirely comprised of the music of Vijay Singh.
 
Vijay, professor of music at CWU, is a prolific composer, with over 200 compositions for choir.  His music is performed the world over - with titles such as Medieval Gloria and Johnny said no being particularly accessible and well-known to school choirs.  In fact, before I joined the faculty at Central, I considered his music to be of average difficulty, well-written, and attainable by a meduim ability junior high or high school choir.
 
However, having worked with Vijay for 8 years, I have come to know much more of his music through conversations with him and through programming his pieces.   Vijay's compositions show a very wide range of subject, style, and difficulty.
 
No matter the piece - it is always well-thought out and finely-crafted.  And some is as challenging as anything a choir can tacikle, while other pieces are appropirate for a good elementary school choir.
 
This concert will feature 28 of his compositions.  Included is the above-mentioned Johnny said no - as well as the often sung Finnan Haddie.
 
However, there are gems which will receive west coast premieres, such as the pieces: Oft have I vowed, Adonai (in Hebrew), the Lord's Prayer (influenced by Messian's O sacrum Convivium).
 
The complete lineup of repertoire is included in the Facebook Event:
 
 
Each choir will sing pieces by themselves, and the concert will end with all choirs singing "Carpenters of God" together!
 
If you within driving distance of Ellesnburg, I hope to see you there!
 
Time: 7pm
Cost:  FREE
Place: CWU Music Building concert hall
Contact: Gary Weidenaar (Gary.Weidenaar@cwu.edu)
 
Thank you, 
Gary
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