Encinitas CA— There are plenty of good reasons to come and hear the opening of Roger Anderson Chorale’s next season, starting in January 2020. But let’s start with the Chorale getting downtown Encinitas in the holiday spirit with a Dickensian Christmas Carol sing-along on Monday December 23rd from 4 to 6 pm. Come join the Chorale as they stroll Highway 101 from D St to J St. Local merchants will warm up shoppers and carolers alike with hot apple cider.
The Chorale will open in January 2020 with their first Rock concert, “RAC The House!” Complete with audience participation, all of the beloved repertoire will be hard for the audience to not join in and ‘move with the moment’! Songs such as: Bob Marley’s One Love; Queen’s Somebody To Love; Lennon and McCartney’s With a Little Help From My Friends; Jackie De Shannon’s Put a Little Love in Your Heart; The Rolling Stones’ You Can’t Always Get What You Want and more….
In April, “A Sense of Renewal” presents a repertoire that lifts us up with songs like The Ute Sundance, a song sung by the Ute Tribe from Colorado, personifying the release of anxiety from the previous year. Real Group’s song Bumble Bee, paints the image of the never-resting bee, a true wonder of life. Well timed before Easter, Festival Sanctus is inspired by the rhythm of the Latin words, “Sanctus, Dominus Deus Sabaoth,” and features a driving, eighth-note accompaniment throughout. The music grows more powerful as it reaches the transition then closes with a grand, glorious finale.
The Chorale’s international selections for April will include Jai Ho from the movie, Slumdog Millionaire and Balleilakka, from the movie Sivaji, (Hindi for “the boss”). These songs are so well arranged to suit the choral style of music, that they are popular among choir groups in the U.S. and internationally.
RAC’s final concert in June, “When Are We Done With The Troubles of the World?” questions how do we shape our lives, what to do about climate change? June’s repertoire will include Afro-American Spirituals as well as contemporary composers. Songs will include Ride The Chariot, Soon Ah Will Be Done; Stevie Wonder’s They Won’t Go When I Go (sung at Michael Jackson’s funeral), Ola Gjeilo’s Ubi Caritas and Canadian composer, Matthew Emery’s When The Sun Comes Out After Rain.
All concerts are free but donations are welcome with a suggested $20 donation.
“R.A.C. The House!”
- January 18 at 7 pm
- January 19 at 4 pm
Meyer Hall at the Grauer School, 1500 S. El Camino Real, Encinitas
“A Sense of Renewal”
- April 4 at 7 pm
- April 5 at 4 pm
The Encinitas Library, 740 Cornish Drive, Encinitas
“When Are We Done With The Troubles of This World?”
- June 6 at 7 pm
- June 7 at 4 pm
St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 890 Balour Drive, Encinitas
Reserving Free Tickets:
Let us know you are coming by reserving your seats through EventBrite.
- January 18 & 19: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75317971079
- April 4 & 5: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75317971079
- June 6 & 7: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/75696122139
For more information about tickets please visit www.rogerandersonchorale.com or call 760-522-7187.