Spring 2021 Program

Jeff shares new program ideas for our spring singing:

joy; sounds from different places and people; how we think of ourselves, and others.

Welcome Dance Song

Wabenaki/Northeast American Indian song

I Celebrate Myself

Walt Whitman text

Music by John Michael Trotta

El-Helwa Di

Song by Sayed Darwish (Egypt)

Arranged by Edward Torikian (Armenia)

Early in the morning, someone wakes up to prepare the bread of the day. In the meantime, the sound of the rooster is heard—“ku ku ku ku”—and the entire neighborhood awakens. People begin to greet to each other happily. Their pockets are empty but their mood is peaceful, convinced of hope.

VIDEO LINK: SONG BEGINS AT ABOUT 3:28

Dúlamán

Old Irish work song about two kinds of seaweed; one to dye clothing, another to eat. (There is a little more to it.) The solo can be sung by different voices/voice parts!

Water Fountain

Tuneyards/Merrill Garbus

arr. Fulton (Canada)

I think one simply needs to hear it. Whoop-ah.

No Color (Can Stand Between Us)

Stacey Gibbs

Shawn Kirchner

See the second clip for a scrolling score/text. The rest of the phrase, "can come between us," is very important.

(No Color - performance with score)

(publisher website)

In Silence

Thomas Lavoy

*begins at 0:30

And I Shall Sing

Christina Whitten-Thomas

Please see "Resources for Members"

Score/audio in the Resources folder
(we would probably choose between this and "In Silence" this spring).