A peek at the program for our next concert

Posted on Sep 30, 2013 by

We hope you join us for our upcoming concert, Sing for Life! We are dedicating this concert to breast cancer survivors and their families because this disease has touched so many of our singers. Music and singing have been extremely important for physical and emotional healing for patients, family members and friends.

In selecting the music for this concert, our Artistic Director Phillip Swan tried to touch on the range of emotions breast cancer patients and their loved ones experience. Those are feelings of fear, anger, loss, hope, joy, endurance and resilience—all will be expressed in the selections we will present. Some of the music touches painful memories of loss and sadness, but most celebrates the strength of the human spirit and our unending capacity for renewal.

As always, newVoices will present a range of musical styles encompassing spirituals, sacred songs & hymns, folk songs and compositions from living composers. Some of these selections are subject to change, but our program features the following pieces:

Hope is the Thing with Feathers – Kenney Potter
Hope, Faith, Life, Love – Eric Whitacre
Bashana Haba’ah – arr. John Leavitt
Be Thou My Vision – arr. Paul Basler
True Light – Keith Hampton
Life is Happiness Indeed – arr. Robert Page
All the Things You Are – arr. Kirby Shaw
Blackbird – arr. Daryl Runswick
I Carry Your Heart with Me – Z. Randall Stroope
Fear Not, Dear Friend – Jake Runestad
There Are No Farewells – Joan Szymko (SSAA)
It Is Well With My Soul – arr. John Purifoy
Psalm 126:  A Song of Accents – Abbie Betinis
Being Alive – arr. Robert Page

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