Monday, January 13, 2014

Prayer of the Children

Itasca Community Chorus reconvened Jan. 7 with 32 hardy singers who braved -35 F temperatures to check out the spring repertoire.  Director Sam Evans shared his vision of a war/peace concert where actual interviews of Itasca County Veterans of Foreign Wars are projected on the wings of the Reif Performing Arts Center. The interviews prefacing the Band of Brothers series and the sparcity of WWII veterans motivated Sam to write an ambitious concert plan with solo cello, soprano clarinet, and trumpet.

Among the selections is unpublished work by Rene' Clausen, "Prayer of the Children," " Inscription of Hope," "Earth Song," and "I Am a Small Part of the World."  All have those wonderful chords and delicate balance that Director Evans emphasizes to help each selection become a part of the soul.

Funding is being sought to contract with ICTV for the interviews and the Itasca County Historical Society for the lobby display.

This is a non-audition chorus for singers who enjoy working hard to create a quality choral concert for the community.  This week we welcome several who could not participate last week and encourage you to come out if you've ever wanted to spend Tuesday evenings from 6:30-8:30 at Zion Lutheran Church in the company of our joyous volunteers.

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