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In Concert:
The 2018 Junior Providence Singers

The Junior Providence Singers
Paulette LaParle, Music Director

7 p.m. Thursday, August 16, 2018
The Carter Center, Large Hall  (directions)

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.

Lesnoy Ole

Deer in the Forest

A Russian folk song that depicts the life of the deer in the Russian forest. Dylan Bowden is the featured soloist.

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.

Franz Schubert

Die Forelle  (The Trout, 1817)

Undoubtedly Schubert’s most famous and popular Lied, “Die Forelle” combines the memorable nature of a folk song with Schubert’s sophisticated writing style. Sophia Provencher is the featured soloist.

Franz Schubert

An Die Musik  (For Music, 1817)

Schubert composed his “An die Musik” in March 1817 for solo voice and piano, with text from a poem by his friend Franz von Schober. Nazmia Dionis is the featured soloist.

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.

Franz Schubert

Ave Maria  (1826)

Schubert called this piece “Ellens dritter Gesang” (“Ellen’s Third Song”), written as a prayer to the Virgin Mary from Ellen Douglas, a frightened girl who had been forced into hiding. It is scored for piano and voice. Brianna Callahan is the featured soloist.

Pharrell William

The JPS Ensemble (arr.)

“Happy”  from Despicable Me 2

“Happy" is a song written, produced, and performed by American singer Pharrell Williams from the Despicable Me 2 soundtrack album. The JPS Ensemble will perform its arrangement of “Happy” under the direction of Dania Hadi.