THE AMERICAN MELTING POT
Date: February 13, 2010
Location: New York, USA
Schola Cantorum on Hudson (SCH) presents its annual Ethnic Celebration Series concert entitled "American Melting Pot." The program highlights
the works of composers who have immigrated to the United States. Dr. Deborah Simpkin King, the ensemble’s artistic director and founder, will
conduct. Dr. King comments, "A uniquely American musical voice emerged from the influences of many nations. This program embodies the
international flare and vitality of this great American melting pot. The hope and optimism that continue to bring immigrants to our shores pervade
the music in this concert.”
The program showcases this season's Cantorum Young Singers (CYS), the Wagner College Choir,
directed by Dr. Roger Wesby. SCH and CYS will perform choral works representing many distinctly
American genres—Appalachian folk songs, spirituals, jazz, musical theater—and many immigrant
languages—English, Latin, Greek, Spanish, Samoan, and Shona—a Bantu language spoken in
Among the popular favorites are “Will the Circle Be Unbroken,” “Down in the River to Pray,”
“Blue Skies,” and “It Ain’t Necessarily So.” This season’s featured composer, Dr. Wesby will guest
conduct a number of pieces, and his arrangements such as “Lost in the Stars,” “Uyai Mose”
(“Come All Ye People”), and “Sweet Cane” (“Caña Dulce”), will figure prominently amid the works of
luminary composers Carol Barnett, Irving Berlin, Duke Ellington, George Gershwin, Max Lifchitz,
Sheena Phillips, and Kurt Weill.
All tickets are priced at $15 in honor of the organization’s 15th anniversary season. Advance tickets
may be purchased online at ScholaOnHudson.org, by phone at (201) 918- 3011, or by email at
BoxOffice@ScholaOnHudson.org. Groups interested in purchasing a block of 10 or more tickets may
email GroupSales@ScholaOnHudson.org for more information on special rates.
Sunday, February 28, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
Trinity Lutheran Church,
309 St. Pauls Avenue
Staten Island, New York
Saturday, March 6, 2010, 8:00 p.m.
St. Peter’s Church
619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th Street)
New York, New York
Sunday, March 7, 2010, 4:00 p.m.
St. Paul Lutheran Church
440 Hoboken Avenue (near Five Corners)
Jersey City, New Jersey
Additional information regarding the ensemble and its activities can be obtained online at ScholaOnHudson.org or by calling (201) 918-3011.
MARK YOUR CALENDARS:
Wednesday, April 21, 2010, 6:30 p.m.
908 Washington Street, Hoboken, New Jersey
As Schola Cantorum on Hudson celebrates and reflects on our past 15 years of impact in the community, help us prepare for the next 15 years
by joining us for our 2nd annual benefit dinner! Enjoy an evening of fine dining and fabulous choral music at Hoboken’s critically-acclaimed
epicurean institution, Amanda’s Restaurant.
For more information about this exciting evening or to reserve your table, please contact Schola Cantorum on Hudson by phone at (201) 918-3011
or by email at Info@ScholaOnHudson.org.