In recognition of the successful renewal of CUUC’s Welcoming Congregation status, works by gay composers are featured in the morning’s Centering and Opening Music; CUUC’s house band affirms diversity and personal authenticity in song; and our own Kim Force offers one of gay Spanish poet Federico Garcia Lorca’s settings of a traditional Andalusian melody, La tarara. The song, of Medieval Arabic origins, personifies a popular regional dance (the Tarara) as a young woman. Read on for programming details.
Centering Music: Adam Kent, piano
Barcarolle, Op. 37, No. 6
Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Assez modéré, Alerte
Moment Musical in F Minor, Op. 94, No. 3
Offertory: Elias VanDette and Kim Force, vocals: Christian Force, piano
Born This Way
Born This Way
Stefani Germanotta & Jeppe Laursen
Casida de las palomas oscuras (Casida of the Dark Doves)
Federico Garcia Lorca
Traditional Andalusian, arr. by Lorca
Special Hymn: Kim Force, soprano; Christian Force, piano; Joann Prinzivalli, guitar
Billy Steinberg & Tom Kelly
Performed by Kim Force, vocals / Christian Force, piano / Joann Prinzivalli, guitar
*The congregation is invited to sing along in the chorus:
I see your true colors shining through.
I see your true colors and that's why I love you.
So don't be afraid to let them show, your true colors.
True colors are beautiful like a rainbow.Translation: La tarara
Tarara, a girl
who has caught my eye
a green dress
full of ruffles
and jingle bells
her train of silk
over the brush
and the mint
Ah, crazy Tarara
moves her waist
for the boys
in the olive groves