The Road Home

One of my very favourite of pieces, by Stephen Paulus and Michael Dennis Browne.  For all who have ever felt lost.

The Road Home

Tell me, where is the road I can call my own,
That I left, that I lost, so long ago?
All these years I have wandered, oh, when will I know
There’s a way, there’s a road that will lead me home?

After wind, after rain, when the dark is done.
As I wake from a dream in the gold of day,
Through the air there’s a calling from far away,
There’s a voice I can hear that will lead me home.

“Rise up, follow me, come away,” is the call,
“With the love in your heart as the only song;
There is no such beauty as where you belong:
Rise up, follow me, I will lead you home.”

 
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Come In

One of the more interesting songs on our choir program’s spring concert tomorrow night is a piece by Winnepeg composer Andrew Balfour. The text, sung in Ojibway, translates:

Come in two-legged beings
Come in all people
The way of a good life is here
Come in!

 

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Stillness

It’s spring choir concert season and this week sees us in final rehearsals for our performance Friday night. One of the pieces I love most on the program this year is Canadian composer Brian Tate’s setting of an Emily Carr poem that captures the stillness of nature, beautifully.

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Caught My Eye

Life On Van IslandI’m not big on either balloons or Star Wars and can’t figure out why I think this combination of the two is as great as I do but there it is. I can’t imagine the party at this event being as good as the entrance.

May the 4th be with you. #starwarsday

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