Four ensembles from the music department at Northwest School of the Arts, 1415 Beatties Ford Road, will join together to perform Calling All Dawns on Tuesday, April 30th, 2019, at 7 p.m.
Tickets are only $3-$5.
For the first time in the history of the internationally recognized award winning Northwest School of the Arts, the band, chorus, orchestra, and piano departments perform together for Calling All Dawns.
Calling All Dawns is a classical crossover by Christopher Tin. The album won two Grammys at the 53rd Grammy Awards for Best Classical Crossover Album and Best Instrumental Arrangement Accompanying Vocalist(s) for the song “Baba Yetu.”
Twelve songs will be featured, each sung in a different language. Many of the lyrics find their sources in important pieces of world literature, including excerpts of long works such as the Torah, the Bhagavad Gita, and The Rubaiyat of Omar Khayyam, and also smaller verses such as the Lord’s Prayer, Maori proverbs, and Japanese haiku. The evening will feature a similarly diverse set of vocal traditions, including opera, Irish keening, and African choral music.