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Winter, 2009
Songs of the Americas
Canciones por las Américas
Chansons des amériques
Nyanyi-nyanyi Amerika
Canções das Américas
Canti delle Americhe

January 24, 8 p.m.
January 25, 3 p.m.
7600 Soquel Dr., Aptos [map]
Tickets $15/$10 available at the door or two weeks in advance at Streetlight Records, Santa Cruz

Ariose Singers, directed by Michael McGushin

Hymns, fuguing tunes, love songs, dance music, tango, fiddle tunes, Christian motets, African-derived ritual music, ballads, sea chanteys, Shaker songs, spirituals.  Folk-inspired and art music for chorus from Canada, the United States, and Latin America.

I. Songs from the Early United States
When Jesus Wept
William Billings (1746-1800)
William Billings
Shaker Song, arr. by Kevin Siegfried
Shaker Song, arr. by Ron Jeffers
My Shepherd Will Supply my Need
Tune: Traditional US, Text: Isaac Watts
arr. by Virgil Thomson (1896-1989)

II. Two Songs from South America
Se Equivocó la Paloma
Carlos Guastavino (1912-2000, Argentina)
Poem by Rafael Alberti (1902-1999, Spain)
Estrella é Lua Nova
Traditional Brazilian, arr. by Heitor Villa-Lobos

III. Five Canadian Folk Songs
arr. by Stephen Chatman (b. 1950, USA)
A la volette (Quebec)
O Prairie Land (Manitoba)
Michael Vojvoda--solo
An Old Man He Courted Me (Ontario)
Kathleen Caton, Susana Wessling--solos
She's Like the Swallow (Newfoundland)
Lukey's Boat (Nova Scotia)

IV. Three Motets
Healey Willan (1880-1968, Canada)
I Beheld Her, Beautiful As a Dove
Rise Up, My Love, My Fair One
Hodie, Christus natus est

V. Canciones por las Américas
Sid Robinovitch (b. 1942, Canada)
Noche de Lluvia
Poem by Juana de Ibarbourou (1845-1979, Uruguay)
Poem by Nicolás Guillén (1902-1989, Cuba)
Poem by Octavio Paz (1914-1998, Mexico)

VI. Spirit Songs
arr. by Paul Crabtree (b. 1960, USA)
Ezekiel Saw the Wheel
My Lord, What a Morning
I Want to Be Ready
Fix Me, Jesus
Didn't my Lord Deliver Daniel?

Ariose Personnel

Michael McGushin, Director

David Loren Beckstein
Jaeleen Bennis
Kathleen Caton
Jas Cluff
Karen Jelcick
Tyler Johnson
Susan Kirk
Dan Landry
Katie McKee
Catherine Pickerrell
John Seales
Rebecca Stuhlbarg
Michael Vojvoda
Susana Wessling
Don Ware
Mary Ann Wieland
Jeff Young