I see some faces here I haven’t seen for oh-so-long. What a delight! Oakland Symphony presents “Lean On Me”:

30. March 2020 · Comments Off on Saying Goodnight with Hallelujah · Categories: Can't Stop the Music! · Tags: ,

This virtual choir from Roedean School (which I believe is in South Africa) is pretty darn sweet! And what a surprise that this was mixed in Milpitas, California. Very near my city.

From the YouTube page:
Apart in uncertain times, but together in spirit and song. May our choir’s virtual performance of Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah be a timely reminder that we are indeed #TogetherApart

Please support COVID-19 prevention, detection and care efforts by donating to the Solidarity Fund.

www.solidarityfund.co.za

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Website – www.roedeanschool.co.za
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CREDITS

Hallelujah
By Roedean School (SA)

Composer: Leonard Cohen
Vocal and instrumental arrangement: Ralf Schmitt

Choir: Roedean School (SA)

VIDEO CREDITS

Creative Consultancy: Andrew Timm Creative
Creative Director: Andrew Timm
Editors: Adino Trapani and Charl Joubert
Cameraman: Peter Groenewald
Shooting Location: Roedean School (SA), Johannesburg, South Africa

SOUND CREDITS

Choir: Roedean School (SA)
Choirmaster: Ralf Schmitt
Director of Music: Marius Brink
Mixing and Mastering Engineer: Bill Hare
Guitars: Nathan Smith and Bill Hare
Clarinet: Marius Brink
Orchestration: Ralf Schmitt

Roedean School (SA) Executive Head: Fiona Rogers

Mixed and Mastered at Bill Hare Productions, Milpitas, California, USA

15. September 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , , ,

Traditional Gospel Medley
University Choir of Stellenbosch; André van der Merwe

Song #1 Bayete in Zulu

Bayete Bayete U yi ngwenyama ya Kwa-Juda (Oh Hail Oh hail Oh Lion of Judah)
U yi ntloko ye bandla (You are the Head of the Church )
Ungu alfa no omega (You are the Alpha and Omega)
Isiqalo nesi phetho (The beginning and the end) (Repeat)

Kulo thixo omkhulu (Oh Great and Mighty God )
Ose lulwini (Seated on the Heavenly throne )
Yena ulikhakha Khakha le nyaniso (You are the shield of truth)
Kulo thixo omkhulu (Oh Great and Mighty God )
Ose lulwini (Seated on the Heavenly throne )
Yena ulikhakha Khakha le nyaniso (You are the shield of truth)

Song #2 Ndikhokhele in Xhosa

Ndikhokhele Bawo, zundi khokhele (Lead me oh Father [Lead me])
Ndikhokhele mmeli wami (Lead me my savior)
Ezintsizini, Zalomhlaba Bawo (in all the sorrows of this world Father)
(Bawo, Bawo, Bawo) ( Father, Father, Father)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect/keep me)
(Repeat)

Hlal’uhlele duze kwami (You calm all my fears) x2
(Bawo, Bawo, Bawo) ( Father, Father, Father)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect me)

Mmeli wami bawo uthaluthele thuze kwami (Father, Savior, you calm my fears)
Bawo ndiyabonga (Father I thank you)
Ngoba wena usandigcinile (for you still protect me)

Song #3 Hlonolofatsa in Sotho

Iyo hlonolofatsa (Iyo Bless/Praise)
Iyo hlonolofatsa (Iyo Bless/Praise)
Iyo ka lebtso la Ntate(Bless in the name of the Father)
(Iyoyoyo hlonolofatsa) (Iyoyoyo Bless/Praise)

01. September 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

How Can I Keep From Singing? arr. Bradley Ellingboe
Birralee Blokes; Jenny Flottmann, Oboe; Paul Holley OAM, Conductor

28. July 2019 · Comments Off on Sunday Morning Music · Categories: Sunday Morning Music · Tags: , ,

Mendelssohn: Aus tiefer Not schrei ich zu dir, Op. 23 No. 1
Collegium Vocale Seoul; Kim Sunah, Conductor

From Psalm 130:
Out of the depths I have cried to thee, O Lord:
Lord, hear my voice. Let thy ears be attentive to the voice of my supplication.
If thou, O Lord, wilt mark iniquities: Lord, who shall stand it.
For with thee there is merciful forgiveness:
and by reason of thy law, I have waited for thee, O Lord.
My soul hath relied on his word:
my soul hath hoped in the Lord.
From the morning watch even until night,
let Israel hope in the Lord.
Because with the Lord there is mercy:
and with him plentiful redemption.
And he shall redeem Israel from all his iniquities.