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Voena: A Cappella America

Song NameComposerArranger
Sweetly the Swan SingsAnnabelle Cruz
God Bless America / My Country Tis of TheeIrving BerlinAnnabelle Cruz
Children of CreationWilliam Ostrom / Annabelle Cruz
Song of PeaceJean Sibelius
Somewhere Over the RainbowHarold Arlen / E.Y. HarburgAnnabelle Cruz / Eva Cassidy
Dark of the MoonKaren Beth
Singabahambayo
Kye Kye KuleEvie Laden
Massom MassomMamasani
Stand in the RiverMoira Smiley
Wichita Stick GameAnnabelle Cruz
Greensleeves
America, The BeautifulSamuel Ward / Katharine Lee Bates
Star Spangled BannerFrancis Scott KeyAnnabelle Cruz
Simple Gifts, Shaker HymnShaker Elder Joseph Brackett, Jr. / Jimmie Davis / Charles MitchellZ McClelland
This Little Light of MineZ McClelland
Pata PataMiriam Makeba / Jerry RagavoyZ McClelland
The Magic FluteWolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Annabelle Cruz, founder and Director of Voena, her very special 56-strong international mixed choir boys and girls, ages 7 to 15. Based in Benicia, CA, "Voena" stands for "Voices of Eve 'N Angels" Annabelle encouraged the children, with multicultural backgrounds, to celebrate their unique sound, in the hope that they would become not just a choir but a family. They took off from there, singing 2 to 4-part harmonies, growing into doing song arranging and even composing. "A Cappella America" has 18 songs, featuring some excellent solos by young choir members. Some favorites: "Sweetly the Swan Sings," written by Annabelle, "God Bless America/My Country 'Tis Of Thee," "Children of Creation," with music by Annabella, "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," the South African folk song "Singabahambayo," the traditional "Greensleeves," "America the Beautiful," "The Star Spangled Banner," "Simple Gifts, Shaker Hymn," Miriam Makeba's "Pata Pata," and Mozart's "The Magic Flute." Some accompaniment by Native Flute, percussion and fiddle. We find Voena's story inspirational, and their music beautiful and fine!

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Choral | A Cappella | Mixed | United States
Related: Mixed Childrens Choirs
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