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Chicago Children's Choir
Open Up Your Heart

Song NameComposerArranger
Veia Veia
I Need You To SurviveDavid G. FrazierJohn Ovnik
PreludeJai Uttal / David KersnarTed Hearne / John Ovnik
Hanuman's HeartJai Uttal / David KersnarTed Hearne / John Ovnik
The PastureZ. Randall Stroope / Robert Frost
TatkovinaVasil Garvanliev / Greg Jasperse
Ke Nale Monna
Iindonga Zajericho
Bridge Over Troubled WaterPaul SimonKirby Shaw / John Ovnik

Directed by Josephine Lee

"Open Up Your Heart" begins with a South African song of welcome, "Vela Vela," "Shosholoza" and "Iindonga Zajericho" were taught to the Choir while in South Africa in 1996. "Toyi Toyi and Ke Nale Monna" were brought back from South Africa by group member Mollie Stone and have become part of the Choir's core repertoire. "Prelude" and "Hanuman's Heart," composed by Jai Uttal as part of the musical "Sita Ram" he was commissioned to write for the CCC, is based on the timeless Indian epic, the Ramayana. "Tatkovina" (Macedonian) and Svadba (Bulgarian) and world folksongs. Paul Simon's "Bridge Over Troubled Water" and "I Need You to Survive" underline a fundamental element of the Choir's mission: not only do we need to love and respect each other, we are also responsible for what happens to every person in the world. Renowned Artistic Director Josephine Lee directs the award-winning 3 part (Chamber, Men's Chorus and Treble) CCC in this powerful, impressive collection. Some light drums and accompaniment, orchestral on "Hanuman's Heart" and "Bridge Over Troubled Water." We really like this choir, and enjoyed every cut on "Open Up Your Heart!"

Item code: 7806C | 1 CD | $15.98 add item to cart
Choral | Some a cappella | Mixed | United States

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