"Gospels Plus", Amaryllis Women's Choir, Vankleek Hill, Ontario
Date: May 25, 2009
Location: Ontario, Canada
Choir type: Community Choirs
Amaryllis Women's Choir winds up its 13th season with a very special programme. We start with a rousing rendition
of a traditional French Canadian folk song, spoons and all, framed by two very effective boat songs by Canadian composers/arrangers. These are followed by three French "pop" songs, albeit from different countries.
And there's more!
Following the spectacular April "spirituals" workshop, presented by Cindy Pribble of North Carolina, Amaryllis shares a musical and oral presentation on the history and evolution of the African American spiritual.
From "authentic" spirituals, originating with the slaves of the southern USA, to modern "Gospels", Amaryllis will explore the musical context and characteristics of these extraordinarily moving pieces.
Sunday, May 31
Lachute United Church
Sunday, June 7
Église St-Eugène Church
Where Go the Boats? R. L. Stevenson/J. E. Govedas
Les Raftsmen trad.
Canadian Boat Song arr. M. Sirett
Le doux chagrin G. Vigneault
La langue de chez nous Y. Duteil
Prends le temps A. Morisod
Introduction and presentation
Praise His Holy Name K. Hampton
Steal Away to Jesus arr. B. W. Dennard
I Wanna be Ready arr. R. Powell
(arr for SSA - W. C. Powell)
Let Me Fly arr. R. DeCormier
Breaths Y. M. Barnwell
So Many Angels! G. Walker
Nobody Knows the Trouble I've Seen arr. C. Hague
Music Down in My Soul arr. M. Hogan