A Cappella Plus takes its audience for a tour around the world of music.
The choir travels musically to South America with rhythmical songs from Costa Rica and Brazil. Traditional songs from the southern U.S. include Shall We Gather By the River and Blind Man, a spiritual based on the Bible story of Bartimaeus, the blind beggar.
From Europe comes a variety of languages, styles and eras, featuring an Italian piece by Scarlatti, an old Hungarian dancing song and a patriotic folk son in tribute to the Vistula River in Poland.
Also on the bill is Laureena McKennit’s song Tango to Evora, part of the musical score to the National Film Board documentary The Burning Times, which chronicled the witch hunts in Europe several hundred years ago. Zulu folk songs round out the selections.
Composer Larry Nickel’s choir from Vancouver, Jubilate, is the show’s guest choir.
The concert, I Hear Music Around the World, is set for May 26, 7:30 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church. Tickets $15; $10/students at Fascinating Rhythm, the Quilted Duck and the door.