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Chor Leoni: Canadian Safari

Fogarty's Cove
The Water Is Wide
Veve L'Amour
Away From the Roll of the Sea
Ave Maris Stella
Chi Mi Na Mor Bheanna
Song For the Mira
She's Like a Swallow
Red River Valley
The Carrion Crow
Potlach Fair
Northwest Passage
Four Strong Winds
Dondaine La Ridaine
Wood River
Oh Mary, Come Home
Grand Hotel
Drunken Sailor
Barrett's Privateers
Make and Break Harbour

Chor Greek for choir, Leoni, (Italian for Lions) was formed in 1992 by director Diane Loomer to give skilled male singers an opportunity to gather and sing challenging repertoire. Quality a cappella singing, strong arrangements and a willingness to "try anything once" have led these 46 men to the upper echelons of the Canadian choral world. This CD is a treat for us fans of folk music, 20 better- and lesser-known Canadian folk songs, from "Fogarty's Cove" ("She cries when I'm away to sea, nags me when I'm with her, She'd rather I'd a government job or maybe go on the dole"), "Vive L'Amour," and "Away From The Roll of the Sea" to the Nova Scotia folk song "The Carrion Crow," "Northwest Passage," "Wood River," the British Columbia tune "Grand Hotel" and "Make and Break Harbor," this is all great stuff. Some light accompaniment here and there by piano, clarinet, bass, harmonica, guitar and spoons, but make no mistake - the focus is one of the best male choruses we've heard, and folk music is their meat. From the deep bass harmonies to sweet, soaring tenor solos, "Safari" is cut after cut of achingly lovely, heartstrings-tugging stuff!

Item code: 6767C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | Canada
Related: Canadian Choral Recordings
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