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Our 2003 Summer Concerts

Shabbat Shalom

Friday Sabbath Concert


Invocation: Sabbath Blessings & Opening Meditation


Shalom Aleichem ... I. Goldfarb, arr. G. Aldema

The Rabbi Laughed Thrice ... Voyageur, from Meyer Levin

The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock ... T.S. Eliot

Nigun Talmudei Besht ... Traditiona, arr. Ben Steinberg

The Dying Rabbi ... Author Unknown

Dona, Dona, Dona ... Aaron Zeitlin & Shalom Secunda


Intermission


The Nigun ... Traditional

The Loon's Gift ... Voyageur

Cuando el Rey Nimrod ... Traditional Ladino

Coat Tale ... Voyageur from Traditional

Three Sabbath Images ... A.M. Klein

Eli, Eli ... Hannah Senesh & David Zahavi


Leacock Light


Invocation: The Anatomy of Humour ... Morris Bishop


My Financial Career ... Stephen Leacock

The Lay of the Lovesick Beagle ... Wagner & Voyageur

The Stupid Carp ... I. B. Singer

The Wonder Fish ... Beethoven & Voyageur

A Loving Voyage:

. Cupid's Despair ... Morris Bishop

. Mixed Bathing ... Terry Thomas

. The Darlin' Baby ... Arthur Whiteside

Bulbes! Potatoes ... Traditional


Intermission


Q, A Psychic Pstory of the Psupernatural

... Stephen Leacock

The Frolicsome Sea Captain, or Tit for Tat

... Mozart & Voyageur

The Dying Rabbi ... Author Unknown

The Ballad of Angus Ogilvie, Pioneer of Puslinch

... Voyageur

Boarding House Geometry ... Stephen Leacock

In the Bath ... Flanders & Swann


Blind MacNair

Invocation: Out of the Rolling Ocean ... Walt Whitman

Barnacle Bill the Sailor ... Traditional

Love in Diversity:

. Cupid's Despair ... Morris Bishop

. Mixed Bathing ... Terry Thomas

. The Darlin' Baby ... Arthur Whiteside

. Anyone Lived in a Pretty How Town ... e.e. cummings

Goodbye and Good Luck! ... Grace Paley

The Lady of the Lake ... Voyageur, from Traditional

Intermission

Blind MacNair ... Thomas Raddall


Fowl Play and the Fur Flies


Invocation: Cyclops ... Margaret Atwood


My Dog Crab ... Shakespeare

The Lay of the Lovesick Beagle

... Richard Wagner & Voyageur

The Stupid Carp ... Isaac Beshevis Singer

From Crow ... Ted Hughes

. Crow Goes Hunting

. Crow's Elephant Totem Song

The Ostrich ... Michael Flanders & Donald Swann


Intermission


The Colour of Birds ... Voyageur

The Raven ... Edgar Allen Poe

Cinderella of the Snows ... Voyageur

Bear Goes to Bat ... Voyageur (with Donizetti)

The Dickybird and the Owl

... Margaret A. Sinclair & Arthur Sullivan


Wet and Wildness


Invocation: Inversnaid ... Gerard Manley Hopkins


How Voyaging Was Discovered ... Voyageur

Loomings ... Herman Melville

The Song My Paddle Sings

... E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake

Salute the Route ... Sullivan & Voyageur

The Well at the World's End ... Voyageur from Traditional

Voyaging in Perspective:

The Road Not Taken ... Robert Frost

By the Waters of Babylon ... Psalm 137

The Voyageur ... Philip Child

A la Claire Fontaine ... Traditional


Intermission


Chasse-Galère ... Voyageur


Pioneers! O Pioneers!


This concert was part of our 2003 Summer Season. It was advertised for 2002, our first year, but was not ready to perform until October, with perhaps one performance, maybe two. We are listing it in this archive therefore as new in 2003. The program cover to the left came from a special presentation at a house concert in Wainwright, Alberta, on our way to the wedding of Paul's son Adam.


Invocation: Your Country ... Gatien Lapointe, tr. John Glassco

Interludes ... from Pioneers! O Pioneers! ... Walt Whitman


Wood-Stone Memoir ... Matilda Wood Stone, Al Purdy

Thomas Osborne, Hiram Wilder father and son

A Kholutsl (The Pioneer) ... M. Gelbart & (tr.) Voyageur

The Ballad of Angus Ogilvie, Pioneer of Puslinch

... Voyageur

The Two Brothers ... Traditional Jewish

When I First Came To This Land ... Oscar Brand


Intermission


A Harvest Yet To Reap ... from Candace Savage (ed.)

Enoch Lightning and the Alvar ... Voyageur (with Puccini)

Papa Finds a Country ... Shulamis Yellin

The Stone ... Peter McArthur

Mayim, Mayim ... A. Pugachov


"You shall draw water with joy from the wells of salvation."

Isaiah


We performed a number of special concerts in 2003. People were starting to hear about us; they were interested, and curious. The repertoire used there came from concerts current at the time, as listed above. The most notable of these events was the following:


Fresh Air


Country Picnic Story Concert for Barb & Jeff

A Special Event for CBC Fresh Air

Eugenia Falls Conservation Area

June 17, 2003


Bulbes! Potatoes! ... Traditional, tr. Voyageur

Coat Tale ... Voyageur from Traditional

Spotted Hawk ... Walt Whitman

The Song My Paddle Sings

... E. Pauline Johnson Tekahionwake

Salute the Route ... Sullivan & Voyageur

Cinderella of the Snows ... Voyageur

The Voyageur ... Philip Child

Nigun Talmudei Besht ... Traditional, arr. Ben Steinberg



Northern Lights Christmas 2002-3


Invocation: Willful Homing ... Robert Frost
Shalom Aleichem ... Traditional, arranged by Gil Aldema
The Frozen Logger ... Traditional
How To Talk Bear ... Voyageur
Bulbes! Potatoes! ... Traditional
Schlemiel Almost Spoils Chanukah ... I.B. Singer
Miss Hooligan’s Christmas Cake ... Anon
Cinderella of the Snows ... Voyageur


Intermission


The Cat Who Walked By Himself ... Rudyard Kipling
Christmas on Wildwood Road ... Morris Bishop
Christmas Song ... Tom Lehrer
Bear Goes to Bat ... Voyageur
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ... Robert Frost
Children Go Where I Send Thee ... Traditional


Northern Lights Secular 2002-3


Invocation: Willfull Homing ... Robert Frost
Shalom Aleichem ... Traditional, arranged by Gil Aldema
Loomings ... Herman Melville
The Frozen Logger ... Traditional
The Cat Who Walked By Himself ... Rudyard Kipling
Cupid’s Despair ... Morris Bishop
Mixed Bathing ... Terry Thomas
The Darlin’ Baby ... Arthur Whiteside
The Colour of Birds ... Voyageur from Traditional
The Dickybird and the Owl

... Margaret Sinclair and Arthur Sullivan


Intermission


Coat Tale ... Traditional
Peter Kagan and the Wind ... Gordon Bok
Bulbes! Potatoes! ... Traditional
Cinderella of the Snows ... Voyageur

Bear Goes to Bat ... Voyageur
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening ... Robert Frost
Bruce Peninsula Chanty ... Voyageur, Traditional Melody


Links to Concerts from Other Years

(This page is 2003. If that's the year you want, you're already there.)



Voyageur Storytelling, December 2012

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