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Events for Monday, May 6, 2024

From Sea to Shining Sea: Songs of America
12:00 PM
On June 2nd, the Western Reserve Chorale will present 'From Sea to Shining Sea - Songs of America'. The concert will feature a broad spectrum of songs which only begins to explore the genres of American music.
The music is both secular and sacred, has texts of American poets/lyricists, or are settings of other texts by American composers. You will get to hear the spirituals of Moses Hogan and William Dawson, as well traditional Americana songs with America the Beautiful and Shenandoah. Stephen Foster, often called the Father of American Music, will be represented in the setting of the minstrel song Nelly Bly. We present a little jazz with the arrangement of Cole Porter's In the Still of the Night. The WRC will also feature the diverse musical styles of living composers and arrangers including: Shawn Kirchner's Unclouded Day (a setting of text from a mid-western circuit preacher), Tom Trenney's I Will Make a Way (organist and composer trained locally at the Cleveland Institute of Music), The Old Mill (Kenneth Riggs' setting of 19th century poet/politician Thomas Dunn English), and Sunrise (a musical adaptation of Walt Whitman's Give Me the Splendid, Silent Sun) by Michael Hennagin
Please come and enjoy all these works and more as the Western Reserve Chorale presents these works in concert on June 2, 2024. The concert will be 3:30pm
Church of the Saviour located at 2537 Lee Road, Cleveland Heights, OH 44118.
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