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Chor Leoni: Goin' Home

Song NameComposer
Three Folk SongsShmizu
Bear FestivalShmizu
Pirika, PirikaShmizu
Whale FestivalShmizu
Fengyang GeYi
Minoi, Minoi Marshall
Dalvi duoddar luohti Paaakkunainen
The Lion Sleeps Tonight Soloman
Jing-ga-lye-ah Sled
Gaudeamus igiturTraditional
Drink to my only with thine eyesEnglish Folk Song
Dulaman Irish Folk Song
Kolm mul oli kaunist sona Estonian Folk Song
Suo Gan Welsh Folk Song
Bright Morning Star Appalachian Folk Song
Shenandoah American Folk Song
Goin' Home Antonin Dvorak
Loch Lomond Scottish Folk Song
Christmas Angel Corlynn Hanney

Directed by Diane Loomer

"Goin' Home is Chor Leoni's sixth CD - each one we rave about, and each one is better than the last! Internationally acclaimed conductor Diane Loomer's flawless direction and song selection keep the Vancouver, BC-based all-male choir going in the right direction. As Canada is composed of citizens from every corner of the world, the object of "Goin'" was to collect and present folk songs from many of these countries, in the hope that CL's audience would experience "the bittersweet tightness in the throat and tear in the eye that only comes when you are goin' home." 18 richly textured a cappella songs, beginning with 3 dramatic Ainu folk tunes, "Bear Festival," "Piraka" and "Whale Festival," and continuing with "Fenyang Ge" and "Minoi, Minoi," Anhui and Samoan folk songs, respectively. Following are the Lapp folk song, "Dalvi duoddar luohti," and one of the best covers of the Zulu tune "The Lion Sleeps Tonight" we've heard. German, English, Irish, Estonian, and Welsh folk songs delight the crowd (this is a live performance, although the audience is almost edited out). A couple of nice American songs, the Appalachian folk song "Bright Morning Star" and "Shenandoah," precede the title tune by Antonin Dvorak, the Scottish tune "Loch Lomond" and "Christmas Angel." Sweet harmonies and what we can only call "personality" pour forth from CL like water from a Canadian stream. Recommended!

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Item code: 6863C | 1 CD | $15.98 |add item to cart
Choral | A Cappella | Male | Canada
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