It Takes a Village

Concert Finale

Tuesday, October 15, 7:00 PM

Lawrence University Memorial Chapel

It Takes a Village

In adapting the West African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child," I've sought to embody the cultural concept behind this proverb - that it is truly ALL the individual parts linked and working together that create and support the whole.

The four vocal rhythms in the main portion of the work, each with its own character and function, are essential to creating the unique energy and movement of "Village."

Only when they are sung together does a truly joyful spirit arise.

Joan Szymko, composer

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It takes a whole village to raise our children,

It takes a whole village to raise one child,

We all every one must share the burden,

We all every one must share the joy!

I want to sing, but I'm new to this whole singing thing... Tell me what I need to know!

We're here for you! Just learn the melody, and when the director points at you, sing it (with a whole bunch of others, of course! It's not a solo!)

I want to sing, and I'm up for a challenge... Tell me what I need to know!

Learn some harmony! Pick the soprano, alto, tenor, or bass line and sing the chorus with the section you'd like to sing with!

I have questions!

Email Dan Van Sickle (vansickledanie@aasd.k12.wi.us)