Under the direction of David Garber, and accompanied by Remi Do on piano, Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus is proud to present a 2011 cultural heritage offering – the 3rd in a series of annual concerts honouring vibrant musical traditions of peoples of African heritage.
Concert Highlights include: Haitian songs telling of survival, grief & appeals to the spirits via simple beautiful music; joyful melodies from Brasil evoking the character of Latin American folk dance; Cuban songs, sassy & rich in rhythms, expressing the culmination of a triumphant return to the roots of black nationhood; and rich harmonies of African-American spirituals (musical calls to hope in dark times following forced migrations from homelands).
Join the chorus & drummers in a celebration of music that fosters the triumphant spirit living through troubled times.
Saturday, March 5, 2001 @ 8:00 PM
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus: Journeys from Africa
McDougall United Church (10025 – 101 Street)
Advance tickets are available through Tix on the Square, 780-420-1757, http://tixonthesquare.ca
Adult ticket: $12 advance; $15 at the door. Senior & Student ticket: $10 advance; $12 at the door.
Edmonton Metropolitan Chorus, offers melodic joie de vivre to 110 singers: women & men of all ages & abilities, all shapes & sizes, all colours & backgrounds.