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Grand Rapids Women's Chorus
Celebrating Time Together   

Song NameComposerArranger
Set Me As A SealRene Clausen
SistersGwyneth Walker
Sansa KromaAkan Playground SongFelicia A.B. Sandler
Tres Cantos NativosKrao IndianMarcos Leite
LargoAntonin DvorakMargaret Dryburgh
GuzophelaZap Mama
MiracleDiane Benjamin
The Summer DayLibby Larsen
My Love Walks In VelvetGwyneth Walker
A Red, Red RoseRuth Elaine Schram
Al Shlosha D'VarimAllan E. Naplan
Will The Circle Be UnbrokenTraditional Appalachian J. David Moore
Memorial 1Ysaye Barnwell
RainsongMarjan Helms
SleepEric Whitacre

Directed by Lori Tennenhouse

The 37-strong, a cappella Grand Rapids (MI) Women's Chorus is led by Artistic Director Lori Tennenhouse and Small Ensemble Director Martha VanderEyk, and "Celebrating Time Together" is a "best of" 15-song collection from the founding of the group in 1996 to 2006. Some favorites are four songs commissioned by the GRWC: Diane Benjamin's lightly accompanied "Miracle," Libby Larsen & Mary Oliver's string quartet accompanied "The Summer Day," Ysaye M. Barnwell & Audrey Lorde's "Memorial 1," and Marjan Helms' piano and percussion-accompanied "Rainsong;" and a pair performed by the 8-voice Small Ensemble, "My Love Walks in Velvet" and "A Red, Red Rose. Other favorites are Antonin Dvorak's lovely "Largo" (from Song of Survival, Vol.1), the powerful, drum-accompanied Akan Playground Song "Sansa Kroma," Alan E. Naplan's "Al Shlosha D'Varim," Zap Mama's rhythmic gem "Guzophela" and Eric Whitacre's "Sleep." The GRWC has a beautiful, sweet sound, strong covers and excellent new material. There's a lot to like on "Celebrating Time Together!"

Item code: 6145C | 1 CD | $9.95 add item to cart
Choral | Female | United States

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