Traveling Music

Battle Creek Community Chorus
Tuesday, May 1, 7:30 pm
First Presbyterian Church

Tickets $10 adults/$5 children

On Tuesday, May 1 at First Presbyterian Church, the Battle Creek Community Chorus will present a program of "Traveling Music." The concert will start at 7:30pm.  "Traveling music isn't just music from other places," says director Clayton Parr.  "We're exploring music describing other kinds of journeys - spiritual journeys, or the kind you take in your mind, for example.  There's also some great music about longing for home in this program."  Selections cover a wide range of styles, from Mozart and Verdi to folk songs, spirituals and popular tunes.  The Community Chorus has been part of the musical life of Battle Creek for over 60 years, and rehearses on Tuesday nights at the Music Center.

Selections of the musical journey will include:

International Journeys:

Imeruli mgzavruli:  a Georgian folk traveling song, from the Imereti province

Placido é il mar, Andiamo: from Idomeneo,  by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Loch Lomond: a Scottish folk, arranged by Jonathan Quick


Road Trips

New York State of Mind:  Made popular by Billy Joel

Goin' to Boston: an American folk song, arranged Alice Parker and Robert Shaw


Spiritual and Inner Journeys

Va, pensiero:  from Nabucco, by Giuseppe Verdi

I Got Shoes: a Spiritual, arr. Alice Parker and Robert Shaw

We Shall Walk Through the Valley in Peace: a Spiritual, arranged by William Appling


Going Home

The Road Home: by Stephen Paulus

Unclouded Day: by J. K. Allwood


…and more.


About the music:

Interesting historical facts about Shenandoah

The beauty and intrigue of Scotland’s Lock Lomond

A sound clip for the Georgian music of Imeruli mgzavruli

Billy Joel very aptly reminds us of New York’s State of Mind

Va, pensiero:  The most popular opera chorus by the “Orfeon Donostiarra”

The Song Story for I Got Shoes


Come take a Journey with the Battle Creek Community Chorus


Call 269.963.1911 or email now to get your tickets now!