Join Us For the "Madrigal Mystery Tour", January 20 and 28
Our winter concert series, the "Madrigal Mystery Tour" begins Saturday the 20th with a 7:30pm performance at Rockville United Church, and concludes Sunday the 28th at 4:30pm at Hughes Methodist Church in Wheaton. Selections feature a variety of madrigals of the Renaissance, Poulenc's Sept Chansons, and adaptations of songs by the Beatles. Discounted tickets are available to purchase online until the day of each event.
Come dressed in renaissance or hippie costume for a free chance to win a scrumptious treat!
Six Degree Singers is a vibrant community choir of about 45 young adult performers dedicated to making quality music and bringing it to the Washington, D.C.-area through performances, volunteer work and musical education.
Jai Ho! was written for the 2008 Oscar-winning film Slumdog Millionaire. British director Tony Boyle asked Indian film composer A. R. Rahman to write this song for the end of the movie to include elements of Indian film tradition. While the song has little to do with the story line, it serves as a final victory dance for the protagonists. Ethan Sperry arranged this high-energy piece for mixed choir and percussion in 2008 and it features exciting dance rhythms and fast diction!
Jai Ho! (Dance With Me!)
Come, come my Life, under the canopy.
Come under the blue brocade sky!
Iota by iota, I have lost my life. In faith
I've passed this night dancing on coals;
I blew away the sleep that was in my eyes;
I counted the stars 'til my finger burned.
Now with me, you dance for today,
for our day of movements.
No matter what problems may be:
Cheers! Dance! Dance!
Taste it, taste it. This night is honey!
Taste it, and keep it; it's a heart at its final limit.
You're a dark black, coal-black magic, aren't you?
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