The Junior Providence Singers is a summertime
vocal and choral enrichment program
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In Concert:
The 2018 Junior Providence Singers

The Junior Providence Singers
Paulette LaParle, Music Director

7 p.m. Friday, August 16, 2018
The Carter Center, Large Hall

Stephen Schwartz

Alan Billingsley (arr.)

“Magic To Do”  from Pippin (1972)

“Magic To Do” opens the 1972 musical Pippin, inviting the audience to follow the company’s portrayal of a young prince’s search for existential meaning and a sense of his place in life and in the world. Pippin is the son of Charlemagne.

Frode Fjellheim

Emily Crocker (arr.)

Eatnemen Vuelie  (Song of the Earth, 1996)

Yoik, a very old vocal tradition of the Sámi people of Scandinavia and Russia, repeats short melodic phrases with small variations. Eatnemen Vuelie evokes the Yoik tradition, using words sparingly.

Victor C. Johnson

Stars I Shall Find  (2008)

The American poet Sara Teasdale (1884–1933) wrote frequently on 20th-century themes of isolation, alienation, and personal suffering. In a world of her own design, Teasdale wrote, there would be rest and the music of stillness.

Traditional Xhosa

Stephen Hatfield (arr.)

Dubula  (2002)

Dubula is a folk song of the Xhosa people of South Africa. Many African languages do not have separate words for “music” and “dance” – sound and rhythm are paramount. The phoneme “xh” of Xhosa is a distinct clicking sound.

Tim Minchin

Simon Foxley (arr.)

“When I Grow Up”  from Matilda the Musical (2010)

Matilda, the celebrated children’s novel by Roald Dahl, features a highly gifted 4-year-old heroine who overcomes wretched parents and a tyrannical teacher (Miss Trunchbull). She teaches herself to read, hangs out at the library, discovers literature ... and plots her revenge. The Royal Shakespeare Company brought Tim Minchin’s version to the stage.

and more to come ...

Our concert will include items we don’t know yet —

pieces individual members or small groups may have discovered and worked on, maybe an arrangement created in a master class, something with lots of movement perhaps. There’s no way to know yet.