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2009 Festival

The 2009 African American Music Festival featured guest alumni singers Lachele Vaughan and Orieyama Linebarger.

February 26, 2009 Esber Recital Hall

University Choir; Anthony Leach, conductor; Lauren Kooistra, piano

  • Lord, I Want More Religion ♦ arranged by Bruce Trinkley (Natalie Plumb, soloist)
  • Weary Traveler ♦ arranged by Bruce Trinkley (Ian Kenney, soloist) 
  • Go Down 'n the Valley and Pray! ♦ arranged by  Andre' Thomas

Lachele Vaughan, soprano

  • Early in the Mornin' (from I Am a Black Woman) ♦ arranged by David Baker
  • Cinco Canciones Negras (Five Black Songs) ♦ Xavier Montsalvatge

Paris Alexander Nesbitt, tenor; Anthony Leach, piano

  • Were You There (from Deep River Collection) ♦ arranged Moses Hogan
  • My God Lord's Done Been Here (from Deep River Collection) ♦ arranged Moses Hogan

Orieyama Linebarger, soprano; Anthony Leach, piano

  • My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord ♦ arranged by Uzee Brown
  • This River ♦ arranged by Uzee Brown

David Chavez and Lillian Klotz, violin; Di Lu, viola; Marcos Vives, cello; Robert Gardner, double bass

  • Heliotrope Bouquet ♦ Scott Joplin and Louis Chavin, arranged by Wiliam Zinn
  • Pineapple Rag ♦ Scott Joplin, arranged by William Zinn

Chanell Crichlow, tuba

  • Boanerges (Sons of Thunder) ♦ Chad E. Hughes

Tuba Euphonium Ensemble; Velvet Brown, conductor

  • Steal Away ♦ arranged by Velvet Brown
  • Strugglin' With Some BBQ ♦ Lillian Armstrong, arranged by Velvet Brown

Inner Dimensions; Mackinlay Himes, director

  • Main Stem ♦ Duke Ellington, transcribed by David Berger
  • Fables of Faubus ♦ Charles Mingus, arranged by Steve Slagle

  
February 27, 2009 Esber Recital Hall

Langston J. Fitzgerald, III, trumpet

  • Variation for Trumpet ♦ Adolphus Hailstork

Elise Sun, piano

  • The Cascades ♦ Scott Joplin

The Blue Note Quartet (saxophones) - Dan Puckett, soprano/alto; Tim Sheridan, alto; Alex Heppelmann, tenor; Adam Miller, baritone

  • Scrapple from the Apple ♦ Charlie Parker
  • City Scapes ♦ arranged by Rick Hirsch

Velvet Brown, tuba; with Gretchen Renshaw, Chris Musgnug, Brian Edwards, Chris Nation; euphoniums

  • Traditional ♦ John Stafford II (Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; Deep River; Wade In The Water)

Velvet Brown, tuba; Anthony Leach, piano  

  • Lift Every Voice Variations ♦ J. Rosamund Johnson, transcribed by Tony McDonald


February 28, 2009 Pasquerilla Spiritual Center

Essence of Joy; Anthony Leach, music director

  • Hear My Prayer ♦ Moses Hogan
  • Great Camp Meeting ♦ arranged by Lela Anderson (Leroy Gray, Meagan Norman, Sean Griffin, Rachel Cantone, soloists)
  • No Mirrors in My Nana's House ♦ Ysaye Barnwell
  • Wanting Memories ♦ Ysaye Barnwell
  • If I Got My Ticket ♦ arranged by Roy Belfield, Jr. (Tyler Oyer, soloist)
  • Clap Praise ♦ Diane White Clayton (Kaitlyn Lusk, soloist; Chris Reeves, narrator)
  • Make a Joyful Noise ♦ Raymond Wise
  • Why Do We Sing? ♦ Gale Jones Murphy
  • Morning is Breaking ♦ Richard Smallwod (Kaitlyn Lusk, soloist)
  • I Just Want to Say Thanks ♦ Raymond Wise
  • The Lord Is My Light ♦ Percy Bady
  • Be Blessed ♦ Kurt Carr