Choral Music Reflecting America's Diversity
In a reprise of our 2016 joint concert held in Washington, D.C. at the home of the Congressional Chorus, a Joint Concert was held on June 10th at Saint Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights, featuring Jazz Big Band and Brass quartet. The theme was American Composers and the music included:
By the Congressional Chorus:
VAMO LA! by Christopher Urquiaga
(First Generation American Composer of Peruvian and Brazilian descent)
Movement One - "Those Times"
Movement Two - "Amor Profundo"
Movement Three - "Vamo La!"
Excerpts from CALLING ALL DAWNS by Christopher Tin
Movement One - "Baba Yetu" (Swahili)
Movement Five - "Rassemblons-Nous" (French)
Movement Ten - "Hamsafar" (Farsi)
Movement Eleven - "Sukla-Krsne" (Sanskrit)
Movement Twelve - "Kia Hora Te Marino" (Maori)
By the Grace Chorale of Brooklyn:
"A Red, Red Rose" by James Mulholland
"Three Joyce Poems" from James Joyce's Chamber Music by Brooklyn-based composer Vince Peterson
"April Song" by Brooklyn-based composer Matt Podd
Sacred Concert by Duke Ellington
Praise God and Dance
Praise God and Dance Finale
America the Beautiful arrangement by Michael McCarthy