Celtic Journey: Tour Showcase Concert

Wednesday, May 23, 2018 - 7:30pm
Clearwater Church (formerly called Christ Center Community Church)
2700 S Lemay Ave
Fort Collins, CO 80525
Celtic Journey, Larimer Chorale, Fort Collins, Colorado

Wednesday, May 23, 7:30 pm, Christ Center Community Church, (Now called Clearwater Church.) Fort Collins

Thursday, May 24, 7:30 pm, Rialto Theater, Loveland

Join the Larimer Chorale for a beautiful and inspiring concert of poetry and music from Ireland and Wales and England; complete with pipers and Irish dancers.  This concert will be a preview of the music the Chorale will be performing on their upcoming tour to the British Isles.  This is sure to be a mystical and magical evening!

Special guests: James Ling, bagpipe; McTeggart Irish Dancers; Jake Johnson, soprano saxophone

Jim Ling, bagpipes

Jim Ling was born in China to a Chinese father and American mother.  His maternal grandfather, James R. Dalling, emigrated from Scotland to the United States. in the late 1890s and became a Presbyterian minister.  Growing up in Shanghai, Jim often heard pipe bands of the Scottish troops stationed there to protect the International Settlement.  After World War II, he came to the U.S.  While living in New Jersey he took piping lessons from Pipe Major Peter MacKinnon of the famed New York Lovat Pipe Band. Following graduation from Cornell University, Jim entered active duty with the U.S. Air Force and retired as a Colonel after 21 years. His Air Force service included one year in Vietnam. He later served as an assistant director in the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy during the Reagan and George H.W. Bush administrations. He competed as a solo piper for several years after retirement and served as President of the Eastern U.S. Pipe Band Association (EUSPBA) during the early 1980s. He is a life member of the EUSPBA and the St. Andrew’s Society of Washington, DC.

McTeggart Irish Dancers

McTeggart Irish Dance is the oldest school of Irish dance in Colorado. The McTeggart Dancers have thrilled audiences across the state for over 40 years with rousing performances of traditional Irish dance. Ranging in age from 4 to 24, the McTeggart Dancers are known for their intricate, colorful costumes as well as their fast feet and rhythmic precision. The McTeggart Dancers have won recognition at local, national and international competitions, including the All-Ireland and World Championships.

Jake Johnson, soprano saxophone

Jake Johnson currently is the director of music at Fort Lupton High School. He graduated from Colorado State University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree where he studied saxophone with Peter Summer. Jake has taught music at Saratoga Middle High School and was the assistant band director at Loveland High School. Jake believes that being an active musician is an important part of being an effective music educator. He has played with the Jane Robinett Quartet (JRQ), Colorado Swing Big Band, The Fort Collins Wind Symphony and the punk/ska band Goldfinger.  Jake is pleased to be playing with the Larimer Chorale and looks forward to the tour to Ireland this summer.

Performance Notes

- Concert Program -

Part One: Worship Service Participation

Cantate Domino ......................... Karl Jenkins (b.1944)

     Alleluia. Sing to the Lord a new song.

     Alleluia. Sing joyfully to God, all the earth; serve the Lord with gladness.

     Alleluia. Sing and exult and sing psalms to the King of Kings.

Give Almes of Thy Goods ... Christopher Tye (c.1505-c.1572)

Jesu! The Very Thought Is Sweet Charles Wood (1485-1541)

The Lord Bless You and Keep You ..... Paul Mealor (b. 1975)

Part Two: Ireland

Shall We Go Dance?  Charles Villiers Stanford (1852-1924)

My Wild Irish Rose .  Chancellor Chauncey Olcott, arr. Barbershop Harmony Society

Londonderry Air trad. Irish, arr. Bob Chilcott (b. 1955)


Part Three: Wales

Fern Hill [excerpts] ............... John Corigliano (b.1938)

Eli Jenkins Prayer ............. A.H.D. Troyte (1811-1857)

The Call ........................... Z. Randall Stroope (b. 1953)

- Intermission -

Part Four: Cambridge American Cemetery

Wherever You Are ..................... Paul Mealor (b.1975)

In Remembrance (Requiem) .. Eleanor Daley (b. 1955)

America, The Beautiful . Samuel A. Ward (1848-1903)

Jean Johnson, conductor

Part Five: The Spirit in the World

Gate, Gate ...................................... Brian Tate (b.1954)

Ancient Waters Warmed With Life . Ralph M. Johnson (b. 1944)

Fill-A Me Up ........................ Pepper Choplin (b. 1965)

Set Down Servant ................... trad. spiritual, arr. Shaw

Lord, I Know I Been Changed ........... trad. Gospel, arr. More/Regin