— Concert available for booking worldwide. —
Come Sunday: Songs of Faith and Joy is an accessible and inspirational concert of music which defies traditional definitions of classical or popular.
Anchored by a captivating set of songs with words by Catholic activist Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking), this program features contemporary American songs of faith, joy, love and humor.
Rounding out the hour-long concert are jazz and popular songs, hymns and spirituals in modern, uplifting arrangements that transport the human spirit.
It is an inspiring showcase of modern American music featuring mezzo-soprano Cherry Duke and pianist Casey Robards.
- Adults and kids of all ages, faiths and backgrounds. All songs are in English.
What kind of music is it?
This program contains a variety of music which is accessible and inspirational, defying traditional definitions of classical or popular. Specific repertoire is below. Repertoire subject to change.
CONTEMPORARY ART SONGS:
- “Joy,” “A Horse with Wings” and other selections by Ricky Ian Gordon
TOUR DE FORCE:
- “The Deepest Desire,” a song cycle for flute, voice and piano by Jake Heggie based on writings on faith by Sister Helen Prejean (author of Dead Man Walking)
- “Dear God,” a humorous song cycle by David Sisco, based on children’s letters to God
- “Come Sunday” by Duke Ellington and other contemporary jazz/pop songs
- “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hand” by Margaret Bonds
Friday, October 23, 2015, 7 p.m.
Western Hills United Methodist Church
524 Thunderbird Dr., El Paso, TX 79912
Sunday, October 25, 2015, 2 p.m.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church
225 W. Griggs Ave., Las Cruces, NM 88005
Sunday, October 20, 2013, 2:30 p.m.
First Baptist Church