Changes We Choose

“Changes We Choose” Oakdale Community Choir learning exchange, November 12th, 2018 at the Iowa Medical and Classification Center, Coralville, IA.

This event was a “Learning Exchange”, not a traditional concert. The recordings here are from our dress rehearsal on November 6, 2018. The actual event included the Soweto Gospel Choir, Maggie Wheeler, and Sara Thomsen each leading songs for everyone to sing, and Mary Cohen facilitating a conversation about a past positive choice that participants wished to share with a partner. She also facilitated a reflective section about the concept of Ubuntu.

1. “How Shall We Come Together” by Maggie Wheeler
2. Introduction to Beauty Before Me
3. “Beauty Before Me” by Kristopher Lindquist
4. Introduction to When We Are Singing
5.” When We Are Singing” words by Kevin T. Padworski, music by Somos del Señor, from the Justice Choir Handbook Volume 1
6. Introduction to Man in the Mirror
7. “Man in the Mirror”… arr. Ed Lojeski – Hal Leonard Corporation
8. “Woyaya” words and music by Sol Amarifo
9. Introduction to Im Gonna Lift my Brother Up
10. “Im Gonna Lift my Brother Up” lyrics by Faya Rose Toure, music by Jane Sapp and Mary Alice Amidon
11. “Keep On Keepin’ On” by Paul Soderdahl
12. “May You Walk In Beauty”