Amazonia – Latin American Choral Concert!

by marian on April 27, 2012


Map to concert location –
Enjoy some samples of Amazonia’s music …
Here, their performance of “La Cotorrita” by Afro-Peruvian composer Nicomedes Santa Cruz (arr. V. Chavarr?a).

And here, the women of Amazonia sing “Los Dos Gavilanes.”



“Lumina… ?Light!” ? An Advent Concert of International Carols & Traditions
Sunday, 4 December 2011 – 4pm
Free admission ?:: ?free-will offering
Naples United Church of Christ ?- ?5200 Crayton Rd., Naples FL USA
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Southwest Florida friends are warmly invited to join us for a choral celebration of Advent: “Lumina… Light!” This concert images the Advent season of ‘light in the darkness’ through choral music by American and international composers, poetry by Ann Weems and Susan Palo Cherwien, and personal stories of international Advent and Christmas traditions from Spain, Germany, Russia and The Philippines as told by local Naples friends. The Lumina women’s vocal ensemble, conducted by Dr. Marian Dolan, will be joined by pianist Kelly Utterback, guitarist Mario Arnez, actor/narrator Betsy Klopp Bennett, and other special guests. Maybe even an appearance by Sancta Lucia from Sweden! And, as is traditional in Choir Project concerts, the audience will sing, too!

So bring your voice! … and your friends and family! …
Join us on Sunday, December 4th at 4 for “Lumina… Light!”

Bereden v?g f?r Herran – trad. Sweden
As the Dark Awaits the Dawn – C. Schalk
Sing Hallelu! – S. Paulus
Christmas Lullaby – J. Van
The Ground – O. Gjeilo (Norway)
R?u R?u Ch?u – trad. 16c Spain
O Magnum Mysterium – J. Pamintuan (Philippines)
Lo, How a Rose / The Rose – arr., C.H. Johnson
Sankta Lucia – trad. Sweden
What Child is This? – arr. Cochran
Kirchenlied auf die heilige Christnacht – F. Gr?ber (Germany)
Night of Silence – D. Kantor
True Light – K. Hampton
Nowell – R. Thompson

This concert is sponsored and hosted by the Music Department of Naples United Church of Christ. We are honored by and deeply appreciate their invitation and hospitality.
The candle image is courtesy of Noah Urban and Noah Urban Photography.

The Choir Project



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