Friday, May 4, 2007

Memories of the Past

We had lunch at Salsas which is always a good way to start the day.

The title of this years spring concert with the Galveston College Choir was Memories of the Past. This was the choir's 35th anniversary concert.

The Press Release

The concert opened with the Island Steel Drum Band.
* Coral Reef Song - Brad Shores
* Island Echo - Brad Shores
* Banana Boat Song
* The Groove in the Mist - Eric D. Sharp
(The new piece I finished a month ago.)

The concert then continued with the choir.

God of the Past
     Vere Languores - Tomas Luis de Victoria

A Life that Past
     From Birth - Adam C. Sharp
     (This piece was written specifically for this choir.)

Slaves of the Past
      Wade in the Water - Bob Burroughs

Relaxing Memories
      The Night Sky - Eric D. Sharp

Childhood Past
      Jabberwocky - Sam Pottle

Memories of Used Spices
     The Seasonings - P.D.Q. Bach

I then had my composition student perform 2 of his pieces piano and his mom on flute.

The Island Steel Drum Band continued with their 2nd set.

* Spanish Eyes - Brad Shores
* La Bamba - Brad Shores
* Steeling the Blues - Brad Shores
(The steel band then received a spontaneous standing ovation which surprised me. It was the 1st time the band ever received one.)

The choir ended the concert with their 2nd set.

The 60's Past
      Up, Up and Away - Jim Web arr. Lou Hayward

Memories of Life
      As a Flower of the Field - Christiensen

Memories of Laughter
      Laughing Song - Earl George

Romantic Past
      Lass dich nur nichts dauren - Brahms

There were over 150 people at the concert. This was my biggest audience since I have been conducting the choir. There were students, community members, college staff and college faculty. It was a great concert.

Jennifer, Mom, DD, George and I then went to Ron's house for wine and lemonade dream cake. I really like lemonade dream cake.

What a great day.

Posted by Eric at May 4, 2007 10:22 PM