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Chor Leoni
Goin' Home

Song NameComposer
Three Folk SongsShmizu
Bear FestivalShmizu
Pirika, PirikaShmizu
Whale FestivalShmizu
Fengyang GeYi
Minoi, MinoiMarshall
Dalvi duoddar luohtiPaaakkunainen
The Lion Sleeps TonightSoloman
Jing-ga-lye-ahSled
Gaudeamus igiturTraditional
Drink to my only with thine eyesEnglish Folk Song
DulamanIrish Folk Song
Kolm mul oli kaunist sonaEstonian Folk Song
Suo-GanWelsh Folk Song
Bright Morning StarAppalachian Folk Song
ShenandoahAmerican Folk Song
Goin' HomeAntonin Dvorak
Loch LomondScottish Folk Song
Christmas AngelCorlynn 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!

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

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