Here are our program notes for our TURN THE WORLD AROUND concert May 5, 2018 at St. Paul's Anglican Church in Nanaimo, BC:
This concert directed by Amy Stephen, with special guests Cindy Speelman (Flute), Karen Sim (Violin/Viola), Rex Haghighi (Percussion), Joe Michaux(Percussion), and the elusive Shoplifters of Life
Bonse Aba - Traditional Zambia, arr. Andrew Fischer
(Translation: All who sing should be called children of God)
Words of Chief Seattle - Words attributed to Chief Seattle (c. 1786 –1866, Suquamish, Duwamish), music by Amy Stephen.
Frozen - Christine Hals, Christophe Beck, Frode Fjellheim. From the movie, "Frozen"
Fix You - Words & music by Coldplay, arr. Jonathan Wikeley
Circa Mea - Words from Carmina Burana, music by Mark Burrows
(Translation: In my heart there are many signs for your beauty, which would me sorely. Your eyes shine like the rays of the sun, like the flashing of lightning which brightens the darkness.) Note: 'Carmina Burana is the name given to a manuscript of 254 poems and dramatic texts mostly from the 11th or 12th century, although some are from the 13th century.'
Duermete Mi Corazon - Traditional Bolivia, arr. Judith Herrington
(Translation: Sleep, my child, sleep my love, Sleep, piece of my heart)
Gently Walk on the Earth - Words* and music by Brian Tate
(*Lyrics inspired by a West African Yoruba saying: "Enjoy the world gently, if we spoil it, it will not return."
One Voice - Words and music by Ruth Moody, arr. Amy Stephen
Turn the World Around - Words and music by Harry Belafonte & Robert Freedman, arr. Mark Hayes
A choral experience based in diverse repertoire, rhythms and improvisation. Directed by Amy Stephen & Geoff Stephen with guest musician Amir Haghighi.