This concert features music that reminds us of our own power to affect change, along with the prize winners from our annual Rachel Moore Choral Competition for Young Composers.
We conclude our season with hope for better tomorrow by bringing awareness to the horrific issue of human trafficking in the Bay Area and the world. We shall respond with music that reminds us of our own power to affect change! The concert will honor The Bay Area Anti-Trafficking Coalition: an organization that believes “eradication [of human trafficking] is possible only when the collective impact of individuals and groups comes to bear upon this multifaceted issue…As we mobilize the public to engage the issue, we envision a slave-free San Francisco Bay Area and beyond.” Repertoire will feature music from around the globe, ranging from modern classics such as Joshua Shank’s amazing “rules to live by” (written for The Choral Project in celebration of its 20th anniversary), Sarah Hopkins “Past Life Melodies” (an other-worldly song that features overtone singing), to contemporary pop tunes, such as the a cappella setting of Three Dog Night’s “Shambala.” Audience favorites — Frank Tichelli’s “There Will Be Rest,” John David’s “You Are the New Day,” and Daniel Hughes’ “Babethandaza” (complete with full-chorus choreography) — will round out this meaningful concert.
Babethandaza (South African folksong) ~ arr. D. Hughes
Bar Xiam ~ Abbie Betinis
Gate, Gate ~ Brian Tate
Ndiyende Njirayi (Mozambique folksong) ~ Jaime Chiphanga
Past Life Melodies ~ Sarah Hopkins
Prayer to the Celtic Moon ~ Daniel Hughes
rules to live by ~ Joshua Shank
Shambala ~ arr. Kirby Shaw
Simple Gifts ~ arr. Yumiko Matsuoka
There Will Be Rest ~ Frank Ticheli
You Are the New Day ~ John David