Bytown Voices Spring Concert "By Request" April 26, 2015

By Request

Sing Hallelu!             Liberian Folk song   arr. Donald Moore 

You are the New Day                John David  arr. Peter Knight

Un Canadien errant              Fr Canadian traditional melody                                 Antoine Gérin-Lajoie  / arr. Robert Jones

Grant Us Thy Peace  Felix Mendelssohn/words Martin Luther

Hallelujah, Amen from Judas Maccabaeus          G.F. Handel

We Rise Again                 Leon Dubinsky /  arr. Lydia Adams  

Dulce Jesús mío        Anon. Chiquito/Spanish hymn (Bolivia)

Hanacpachap cussicuinin          Anon.Quechua hymn  (Peru)

South Pacific Medley           R. Rodgers & O. Hammerstein ll
                                                                  Arr. Clay Warnick
Hymn To Freedom             Oscar Peterson  Arr. Kirby Shaw
                                                    Lyrics: Harriette Hamilton

The Bytown Voices Spring Concert was held Sunday, April 26, 2015 in St. Basil's Church, Ottawa, with more than 150 guests in attendance. Featured soloist soprano was Margaret Whisselle. The concert was titled "By Request" reflecting that many of the pieces were suggested by choir members. Each of the pieces was introduced by a Bytown Voices chorister and "Grant Us Thy Peace" by Felix Mendelssohn was dedicated to honouring all the missing and murdered Aboriginal women in Canada. Two songs from South America were performed in the Chiquito and Quechua indigenous languages and our language advisor Jean-Marc Emery was in attendance. The finale was Oscar Peterson's "Hymn to Freedom". We performed our first ever encore.

In response to an appeal for funds to support victims of the Nepal earthquake audience members generously contributed $325. A part of the concert proceeds will round this total to $400 which will be matched 100% by the Government of Canada.

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Spring Concert April 26, 2015

Spring Outreach Concert at Oak Park Retirement Residence, Ottawa April 28, 2015

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