Dr. Gary D. Cannon, Conductor presents
Legacy – Imprinting a past for a future
The Chorale’s singers under the direction of Dr. Gary D. Cannon are excited to be bringing a brand new work into the Vashon Island music world. And All Shall Be Well commissioned by composer Giselle Wyers presents various texts chosen because they highlight different aspects of the legacy that an individual can leave behind to the world. A chamber string quartet and piano accompany the new music. A pre-concert interview of Giselle Wyers will take place thirty minutes prior to both concerts.
The program commemorates other musical legacies including the Tin Pan Alley song, Vashon Island Moon by composer Lena Davis with accompaniment by local ukulele players. Tunes of the Shaker religion, popular in the nineteenth century but now almost extinct, and two very different generational representations of African-American ancestral music offer occasions to reflect upon legacies.
Additionally, the concerts feature a visit by Kendall Campbell Davis who was the first director of the Island Singers which later became Vashon Island Chorale, She will sing in the soprano section and take the podium to direct one song. The McMurray Choir Club and the Chautauqua Elementary 5th grade choir under the direction of Erynne Smith also appear to represent musical legacies-yet-to-come.
Don’t miss the pre-concert interview with Giselle Wyers 45 minutes prior to curtain!
Performance Dates & Times:
◊ Saturday, April 21, 2018 – 7:30pm
◊ Sunday, April 22, 2018 – 3:00pm
$5 Student, $15 Senior, $18 VCA Member, $20 General