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The Peacemakers, Jenkins, New Ark Chorale concert 5-Apr-2014

Location: Delaware, USA
Choir type: Chamber Choirs and Vocal Ensembles
the New Ark Chorale, Dr Michael Larkin, conducting
"The Peacemakers" by Karl Jenkins
Sunday, April 5, 2014, 3:00 p.m.

Newark United Methodist Church
69 E Main St, Newark, DE 19711
For more information: 302-368-4946
www.newarkchorale.org

Tickets: $15 for adults (age18 and above), under 18 free.
Handicapped Accessible.

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Featured work: The Peacemakers, by Karl Jenkins. The Peacemakers is an
hour-long work for chorus and orchestration, drawing on texts by a
range of iconic figures who have extolled peace and tolerance,
including Percy Bysshe Shelley, Gandhi, the Dalai Lama, Mother Teresa,
Albert Schweitzer,  St. Francis of Assisi, Sir Thomas Malory, Rumi,
Nelson Mandela, Bahá'u'lláh (founder of the Bahai faith) , and Anne
Frank, as well as words from the Bible and the Qur'an, with some new
text specially written by Terry Waite.  The composer cites a line he
sets by Rumi (the 13th-century Persian mystic poet) as summing up the
ethos of the piece: 'All religions, all singing one song: Peace be
with you'.

also short compositions by Karl Siegfried, Michael Larkin and John Rutter.
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The repertoire:

a) four Shaker tunes
Simple Gifts  Arr. Michael Larkin
from "Shaker Songs" arr. Kevin Siegfried
 "Peace"
 "Love is Little"
 "Benediction"

b) "Down by the the Riverside"  arr. John Rutter
  (brief intermission)

c) "The Peacemakers"  Karl Jenkins
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    With best regards,
    Jim Green
    business manager, New Ark Chorale
    phone: 302-368-4946
    US Mail: P.O.Box 5550, Newark, DE 19714

   The New Ark Chorale was founded in 1977, and continues to be a
superb chamber choir of 30 to 34 voices performing throughout the
Delaware Valley and exploring the various genres of classical choral
music.
   Dr Michael Larkin has over 250 octavos in publication and is in much demand as a clinician and a voice teacher.
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