Between Oceans: Songs of the Americas

$18 Adults

$15 Seniors, Children, Students, Groups of 10+
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04/30/16 7:30 PM
First United Methodist
15 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ
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05/01/16 3:00 PM
La Casa De Cristo Lutheran Church
6300 E Bell Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85254

April 30, 2016 at 7:30 PM

First United Methodist Church, 15 E. First Avenue, Mesa 85210

May 1, 2016 at 3:00 PM

La Casa de Cristo Lutheran Church, 6300 East Bell Road, Scottsdale 85254


The fourth concert of the Chorale's season, Classic Elements, is inspired by water and offers an exploration of the lands between the Atlantic and Pacific oceans - the Americas.  From Argentina to Canada, songs of love, faith, humor, home and country provide a rich flavor of the lands and peoples.


South and Central America are well represented by a diverse collection of styles.  Lively rhythms characterize pieces from northwestern Argentina and Cuba.  Morten Lauridsen's setting of Chilean poet Pablo Neruda's Sonnet of the Night is filled with close harmonies and sweet, sonorous lines.  Beloved folk tunes from Brazil and Mexico retell clever stories.


Visiting the "neighbor to the North" includes stops in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario, and Nova Scotia.  Feel the pulse of the Royal Hudson locomotive, be carried on the Four Strong Winds, and thrill to the story of the Mary Ellen Carter.  Canada's wide open spaces and beautiful coastlines are celebrated in song.


Closer to home, the songs of Randol Alan Bass' Southwestern Suite capture the old West of the Red River Valley and Skip to My Lou.  Unexpected rhythms and text characterize a selection of spirituals including Unclouded Day and Way Over in Beulah Lan' - many voices raised in glorious harmonies.


Through the repertoire of this concert, the Chorale shares in the depth of commonalities and the very humanness that unites, rather than divides, us as people at home Between the Oceans.


Tickets are $18 for adults/$15 for seniors, students, and groups of 10 or more.


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