Choral Music Reflecting America's Diversity
A great end to our 40th Anniversary Year...music clips from the concert below
On June 10th, In a reprise of our 2016 joint concert held in Washington, D.C. at the home of the Congressional Chorus of Washington DC, Grace Chorale hosted the Congressional Chorus in Brooklyn. The theme was American Composers and featured a Jazz Big Band and Brass quartet. It was great fun singing with them, and a wonderful concert with original music commissioned by both Chorales and a reprise of selections from our celebrated Duke Ellington Sacred Concert performed in 2016. The concert was held at Saint Ann's Church in Brooklyn Heights,
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