September 30, 2009
Cowley Concert Choir/Cowley College Singers preparing for concert
The Fall Vocal Concert, “Music For All Seasons”, featuring
the Cowley Concert Choir and the Cowley College Singers, will take place
Tuesday, October 27 at 7 p.m. inside the Robert Brown Theatre. There
is no charge to attend the event.
The Concert Choir will perform first and will do a wide variety of music. The pieces they will be singing are:
Seven Bridges Road (recorded by the Eagles); Hold On! (Written by Native American composer/guitarist, Phillip White Hawk and arranged by Jackson Berkey, keyboard player for Manheim Steamroller); Water Night (music by Eric Whitacre and text by the Spanish Poet, Octavio Paz); Twa Tanbou (sung completely in the “Haitian” language and is about the importance of teamwork and this philosophy is applied to three drums: the big “Boula”, the smaller “Tanbouren”, and the little “Kata” drum, arguing that if everyone works together, there will be beautiful music; Up To The Mountain, a gospel folk song written by singer/songwriter Patty Griffin and is based on the famous “I’ve Been to the Mountain Top” speech given by Martin Luther King in 1968 the day before he was assassinated in Memphis. It is a song of struggle, hope and purpose.
After the Choir performs the Cowley College Singers will be performing “The Magical Music of Disney” with choreography by Jennifer Blatchford.
Mark your calendar for Oct. 27 as you will not want to miss out on hearing these talented voices in concert.