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"A Choral Tapestry" World Music Concert, March 20

Location: Michigan, USA
Voicing: Mixed
Sunday, March 20, 2011 · 2:00pm
Central United Methodist Church
23 E. Adams Avenue, Detroit, MI

In the words of Agnes de Mille, “the truest expression of a people is in its dances and in its music.”  Our spring concert, “A Choral Tapestry,” will weave a great diversity of musical traditions into a dazzling whole.  Join us for a journey across continents, featuring modern choral arrangements drawn from the traditions and languages of over fifteen peoples and nations.

We are also featuring a new arrangement of the traditional spiritual “Ain’ a That Good News”, composed and conducted by prominent local composer Dr. Stuart Scott, director of Choral Activities at Macomb Community College.

Stretch your musical boundaries and be transported by music that embodies the souls of cultures far and near, giving voice to far-away soundscapes: the twinkling of fireflies, the vibrant sounds of the rainforest, tender lullabies and love songs, resonating chants of ancient reverence, the familiar rhythms of beating hearts and of dancing feet.  This concert is sure to have something for everyone!

Tickets are already on sale from your favorite Cantata member, or online. We certainly hope our faithful followers will turn out for this unique multi-cultural experience of tone and harmonies, woven together in a tapestry of sound.

Tunggare / Stephen Leek
Três Cantos Nativos Dos Índios Kraô / Marcos Leite
Esto les Digo / Kinley Lange
Five Hebrew Love Songs / Eric Whitacre
Dravidian Dithyramb / Victor Paranjoti
Placido È Il Mar, from Idomeneo / Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
Dirait-On, from Les Chansons des Roses / Morten Lauridsen
Salmo 150 / Ernani Aguiar
Daemon Irrepit Callidus / György Orbán
Pengyou, Ting! / Carolyn Jennings
Hotaru Koi / R? Ogura
Dúlamán / David Mooney
Soloists: She Moved Through the Fair, Carrickfergus
Ain’ a That Good News / Stuart Scott
Zion’s Walls / Aaron Copland
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