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Monday, May 20, 2013

CAPPELLA NOVA CHOIR (USA) at El Sawi Cultural Center in Zamalek

The CAPPELLA NOVA CHOIR, the premier chamber choir of Lewis & Clark College from Portland (USA), will present "DANCE RHYTHMS", a concert of old and new American and Middle Eastern choral music in the River Hall of El Sawi Cultural Centre in Zamalek on Friday May 24, 2013 at 7:00 PM.

The program will consist of North African sacred and secular music (including the ecstatic Sufi music and dance tradition), American Shaker songs, 20th-century American choral music by Barber, Copland, and Ives, new music for choir by American composers Whitacre, Carey, and Lauridsen, Renaissance music based on dance melodies, and African-American spirituals and gospel music.

The choir is directed by Lewis & Clark music professor Katherine FitzGibbon, who is also Artistic Director of Resonance Ensemble and Head of Faculty at the Berkshire Choral Festival, and accompanied by staff pianist Stephanie Thompson. Assistant conductor Charlie Ahlquist, voice instructor Susan McBerry, and McBerry’s husband Albert Alter will also serve as leaders on the tour. For more information, please visit:

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