CODA Chorus Spring Concert 2016

Thank you to everyone who attended our Spring 2016 Concert. Our Christmas Concerts for 2016 will be December 10. Have a great summer!
CODA Spring 2016Love and longing. Freedom and hope.   Join CODA Chorus for our 2016 Spring Concert as we share poetry set to music! We’ll perform pieces based on works by poets from Maya Angelou to Walt Whitman, and we’ll feature readings by local poets. A freewill offering will be accepted. Hope to see you there!
Order of Music:

O, To Make a Jubilant Song – arr. Sherri Porterfield (Walt Whitman)
  Reading: High School Memory – Ruth Bookey
O My Luve’s Like a Red, Red Rose – arr. René Clausen (Robert Burns)
Piping Down the Valleys Wild – arr. David Dickau (William Blake)
If Music Be the Food of Love – arr. David Dickau (Henry Heveningham)
  Reading: Harmony – Claire Hersom
Will There Really Be a Morning? – arr. Victor Johnson (Emily Dickinson)
Evening Star – arr. Victor Johnson (Edgar Allan Poe)
The Road Not Taken – arr. Randall Thompson (Robert Frost)
Choose Something Like a Star – arr. Randall Thompson (Robert Frost)
  Reading: Bad Cat – Ted Bookey
sam was a man – arr. Vincent Persichetti (e.e. cummings)
I Dream a World – arr. Andre J. Thomas (Langston Hughes)
Blowin’ in the Wind – arr. Len Thomas (Bob Dylan)
  Reading: A House Full – Craig Hickman
Caged Bird – arr. Daniel Kallman (Maya Angelou/traditional)


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Join the members of CODA Chorus as they present their annual Christmas concert on Sunday, December  7th, at 7pm, at Hope Baptist Church in Manchester. 

The program will feature a joy-filled and humorous tour de force of musical recycling, American composer Craig Courtney’s irresistible A Musicological Journey through the Twelve Days of Christmas.  Based on the traditional “Twelve Days of Christmas,” this musical romp through the centuries re-interprets this well-known piece in a dozen styles, from 6th century Rome through 19th century America, with echoes of Handel, Wagner, Tchaikovsky  and even a Sousa march!

Enjoy violin accompaniment and performance by special guests from the Pineland Suzuki School who will join CODA on a few selected pieces such as Jesus, Joy of Man’s Desiring  by J.S. Bach and a powerful rendition of Bashana Haba’ah by John Leavitt.

Selections of favorite songs including Holly Jolly Christmas, Winter Wonderland and Christmas Carol sing-alongs will insure a wonderful and uplifting time welcoming in the holiday season!

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