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World Voices
A Global Palette

Song NameComposer
Our FatherAlexander Gretchaninov
O Come, Let Us Worship Sergey Rachmaninov
Zum Gali
Erev Shel ShoshanimJoseph Hadar
Hotaru Koi Ro Ogura
Innoria Donald Patriquin
American Indian SongsKenneth Jennings
Ave MariaCaccini
Exulte Deo Scarlatti
Ave MariaLobos
Chile Lindo Carla Solvera
ShenandoahJames Erb
I've Been Working On The Working On The Railroad
Old Folks At HomeStephen Foster

Directed by Karle Erickson

Dr. Karle Erickson, Artistic Director and Conductor, formed World Voices in 1996, first of 25 mixed voice singers who had sung previously with him. That number has now grown to an ensemble of voices and instruments of 40 singers, ages 21 to 75. The instrumentalists are chosen because of their association to the specific culture that is the focus of that concert. "Global Palette" is a smorgasbord of 17 tunes from different countries, beginning with 3 Russian tunes, "Kalinka," Gretchaninoff's "Our Father" and Rachmaninoff's "O Come, Let Us Worship." A pair of Israeli songs, "Zum Gali-Dance the Hora!" and Josef Hadar's "Erev Shel Shoshanim," the Japanese children's song "Hotaru Koi," the Mohawk dance song "Innoria" and a nice 7-song medley of "American Indian Songs" by Kenneth Jennings follow. Cuccini's "Ave Maria" and Scarlatti's "Exultate Deo" from Italy, "Ave Maria" by Brazilian composer Heitor Villa Lobos, and the vibrant "Gloria from Misa Criolla" by Ariel Ramirez of Argentina are very fine, as is "Chile Lindo" by Clara Solvera. 4 beautifully done American folk tunes close the program, Stephen Foster's "Old Folks at Home" and "Cindy" are standouts. Some light accompaniment. A fine, varied collection by talented World Voices.

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Choral | Mixed | United States