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Origins: The Fertile Crescent

November 6 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

$5.00 – $25.00
The Fertile Crescent - music from the Middle East

The Boulder Chorale’s diversity concerts are making a big splash, called “the most innovative choral programming in the country.”

In this concert, we find new ways for our Western chorus to meet Eastern music. We highlight music of Middle Eastern and Northern African countries, which are some of the richest sounds in the world. (Have you ever heard an oud played? It’s magic!).

We will feature songs by the Egyptian singer Umm Kulthum, of whom Omar Sharif said, “She is born again every morning in the heart of 120 million beings. In the East a day without Umm Kulthum would have no color.” Gorgeous new arrangements just for the Boulder Chorale by Adam Waite include music from Israel, Afghanistan, Spain, Morocco, and Syria. Even Sting makes an appearance with “A Thousand Years.”

We are joined by percussionist David Hinojosa and a group of musicians from around the world. Join us for this entirely unique concert experience!

PRE-CONCERT TALK 3:30 PM:  Dr. Vicki Burrichter talks with some of the musicians about Arabic music and the challenges of translating it for a Western chorus.

Concert Generously Sponsored By: Janet Evans, Kathi Fry, Peg Gorce, Greg Herring, Phoebe Norton, Herb Rodriguez, Elaine Schnabel, and Tricia Waters


November 6
4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
$5.00 – $25.00
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Boulder Chorale


First United Methodist Church, Boulder
1421 Spruce Street
Boulder, CO 80302 United States
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$ 20.00
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$ 5.00
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$ 25.00
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