Music: Sun Sep 17

Come meet CUUC’s newest staff member, Lyra Harada, at a special Music for All Ages segment during Sunday morning’s Prelude. Lyra will be serving as our Director of Children’s Music this year at CUUC, teaching songs and doing other musical activities with our youngest members. Lyra is a gifted violinist who trained locally at Hoff Barthelson. By way of introduction, she will treat us to a transcription of “It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Gershwin’s opera Porgy and Bess.  

The CUUC Choir is also hand with a selection relating to the Jewish Days of Atonement which begin this week with the Rosh Hashanah holiday, as well as an uplifting arrangement of an African-American Spiritual.

The morning’s Offertory is work by the Catalonian composer Federico Mompou entitled
“Gitano”, Spanish for “gypsy”. Mompou relates that the piece was inspired by an incident in which his car collided with a gypsy who was strolling by. The composer was astonished by the gypsy’s response of grace and forgiveness, which inspired him to write the affectionate tribute performed this morning. For more about forgiveness, stay tuned for Rev. Meredith’s sermon. For more details about Sunday’s musical selections, read on.

Music for All Ages presenting CUUC’s newly hired Director of Children’s Music Lyra Harada in conversation with Music Director Adam Kent.
“It Ain’t Necessarily So” from Porgy and Bess
                                    George Gershwin, arr. by Jasha Heifetz

Anthem: CUUC Choir directed by Lisa N. Meyer and accompanied by Georgianna Pappas

Out of the Depths I Cry to Thee
K. Lee Scott  

Gitano from Impresiones íntimas
                                    Federico Mompou

Keep your Lamps
American Spiritual, arr. by Victor C. Johnson

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