I just love choirs. They make my heart happy. High school choirs can really get to me, because I find it so wonderful to hear these young people sing. (It’s become more rare, it seems: many of my oboe students don’t sing at all and I have to really push them to try to sing with me.) I have such great memories of attending the concerts our kids sang in. I can’t help but get emotional when I see these huge groups of kids raise their voices in song.
So here’s Christopher Tin’s Baba Yetu (The Lord’s Prayer) from the 2015 Iowa All-State Music Festival. This was actually written for the video game theme song for Civilization IV. Go figure.