College of the Canyons 4 choirs, under the direction of Julie Lawson, will celebrate spring with a musically diverse program at 7:30 p.m., May 25th in the College of the Canyons Performing Arts Center. The choirs will perform a variety of folk songs from around the world and will feature some of the outstanding female composers of the 20th and 21st centuries.
African rhythms have inspired the music of every country to which they were imported, and that will be evident in the music heard in the American spiritual, "Hear My Prayer", by Moses Hogan, the Cuban patriotic song , "El Mambi", by Luis Casas Romero, and the evening’s finale, "Kyrie from St. Francis in the Americans: A Caribbean Mass", by Glenn McClure. Rounding out the program will be English composer Michael Tippett’s "Bonny at Morn" sung by the women’s choir and accompanied by three flutists, as well as Aaron Copland’s "Stomp Your Foot" and Johannes Brahms’ selected "Liebeslieder Waltzes", both for choir and one piano, four hands (chamber music genre for two performers playing at one piano). “Just Jazz" will be performing two original tunes by Scott Fredrickson and a sensational arrangement of Paul Simon’s "Scarborough Fair."
Ticket prices range from $5 to $10 and are available online at www.canyonspac.com or by phone: (661) 362-5304.