Albert Einstein once said, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician. I often think in music. I live my daydreams in music. I see my life in terms of music.”
You don’t have to be a genius to recognize how music, in one form or another, appeals to everyone. Music crosses ethnic and cultural divides. It has the power to evoke a wide range of memories and emotions. Music enhances milestones in our lives – religious rituals, graduations and marriages. Many social activities revolve around music – from karaoke nights to playing in an amateur rock & roll band to singing in the Celebration Community Chorus. And dancing, let’s not forget dancing.
Music speaks to all of us, although each of us may hear a different message.
As the name “You Raise Me Up” suggests, Chorus Director Kristopher Schave, has purposefully chosen compositions to engage the audience. Selections vary in tempo, texture and topic making the program interesting and thought-provoking. Listeners will be taken on an emotional journey guided by their own, personal interpretation of each piece.
The program is a mix of classical and contemporary selections woven together by vivid imagery, pleasing harmonies and lingering melodies. This is another challenging performance for the chorus featuring two pieces (one in Latin and one in French) by Gabriel Urbain Fauré who is considered one of the foremost French composers of his generation. Titles also include: “No Time,” a choral version of a traditional camp meeting song; “Gabriel’s Oboe” the theme from the movie The Mission; “Wonder” from Mack Wilberg’s Dances to Life and of course, “You Raise Me Up” made famous by recording artist Josh Groban.
The Celebration Community Chorus is excited about this performance look forward to seeing all our friends and neighbors attend. We invite you to come and share the music with us. Let it speak to you. You may have a message waiting.
Do you attend community chorus concerts regularly? Do you wish that you could participate, but don’t quite have the vocal range? Then we may have an alternative for you. Consider becoming a Chorus Lovers Extra Funding Sponsor (CLEFS), where your donation will aid in defraying the cost of musicians and other performance enhancements. There are benefits that go with your donation, including preferred seating. For more information please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and tell them you want to be a CLEFS member.
The Celebration Community Chorus’ 2019 Spring Concert
You Raise Me Up
Saturday, May 11, 2019 * 7 p.m.
Community Presbyterian Church
511 Celebration Ave.
Admission is FREE!