Apr
29
Sat
Halalisa Singers: Concert for the Earth
Apr 29 @ 8:00 pm
Halalisa Singers, courtesy image

Concert for the Earth featuring “Missa Gaia” Earth Mass
Saturday, April 29, 8 pm
First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main St., Worcester
Sunday, April 30, 4 pm
First Parish of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

Tickets:  $25, available at halalisa.org

Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, conductor, Accompanist Trevor Berens, piano, Jim Scott, guitar, Stan Strickland, saxophone, Bertram Lehmann, percussion

The Halalisa Singers present “Concert for the Earth,” an uplifting program that both celebrates the beauty of the earth and calls for action to stem the destructive tide of climate change. Jim Scott, co-composer of the “Missa Gaia” Earth Mass, joins the performance of this environmental world music liturgy for choir along with acclaimed saxophonist Stan Strickland. The work weaves lyrical melodic sections with international gospel traditions, the calls of birds and animals, and the songs of whales and is a joyful tribute to the planet, reminding us of the incomparable beauty, preciousness, and precariousness of nature.

The program also includes Kim Andre Arnesen’s “Song for Justice,” from his “Beatitudes for a Wounded World,” Gwyneth Walker’s call for resilience in “Tree of Peace”, Moses Hogan’s soulful arrangement of the spiritual “Wade in the Water,” and the  Diana Saez’s  flowing “Yemaya”, as well as Climate movement staples “The Tide Is Rising,” by Rabbi Shoshana Friedman and husband Yotam Schachter, and “Do It Now: Sing for the Climate,” calling us to build a better future right now.

A talented ensemble of thirty men and women, the Halalisa Singers are inspired by the belief that music is a universal language with the power to uplift and unite us all.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, this Lexington-based vocal ensemble is now in its twenty-third year offering unique performances in the Boston area.

For more information, email [email protected], visit halalisa.org, or follow Halalisa Singers on Facebook.

Apr
30
Sun
Halalisa Singers: Concert for the Earth
Apr 30 @ 4:00 pm
Halalisa Singers, courtesy image

Concert for the Earth featuring “Missa Gaia” Earth Mass
Saturday, April 29, 8 pm
First Unitarian Church of Worcester, 90 Main St., Worcester
Sunday, April 30, 4 pm
First Parish of Arlington, 630 Massachusetts Ave., Arlington

Tickets:  $25, available at halalisa.org

Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, conductor, Accompanist Trevor Berens, piano, Jim Scott, guitar, Stan Strickland, saxophone, Bertram Lehmann, percussion

The Halalisa Singers present “Concert for the Earth,” an uplifting program that both celebrates the beauty of the earth and calls for action to stem the destructive tide of climate change. Jim Scott, co-composer of the “Missa Gaia” Earth Mass, joins the performance of this environmental world music liturgy for choir along with acclaimed saxophonist Stan Strickland. The work weaves lyrical melodic sections with international gospel traditions, the calls of birds and animals, and the songs of whales and is a joyful tribute to the planet, reminding us of the incomparable beauty, preciousness, and precariousness of nature.

The program also includes Kim Andre Arnesen’s “Song for Justice,” from his “Beatitudes for a Wounded World,” Gwyneth Walker’s call for resilience in “Tree of Peace”, Moses Hogan’s soulful arrangement of the spiritual “Wade in the Water,” and the  Diana Saez’s  flowing “Yemaya”, as well as Climate movement staples “The Tide Is Rising,” by Rabbi Shoshana Friedman and husband Yotam Schachter, and “Do It Now: Sing for the Climate,” calling us to build a better future right now.

A talented ensemble of thirty men and women, the Halalisa Singers are inspired by the belief that music is a universal language with the power to uplift and unite us all.  Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, this Lexington-based vocal ensemble is now in its twenty-third year offering unique performances in the Boston area.

For more information, email [email protected], visit halalisa.org, or follow Halalisa Singers on Facebook.