In times like these, The Halalisa Singers aspire to nourish souls and inspire minds in song. Draw the Circle Wide: Songs of Justice and Inclusion draws from all corners of the planet and through the myriad styles of human expression in music. With themes of inclusion and justice threaded throughout the repertoire, the audience will experience fun, hope and witness the joy of working and singing together.
Featured in the program are many contemporary choral arrangements, including the concert title piece Draw the Circle Wide by Mark Miller. The new Gospel style piece Take Down These Walls is featured by Canadian composer Brian Tate, as well as The Battle of Jericho by Moses Hogan and a stirring arrangement of People Get Ready by Curtis Mayfield. The haunting work Spiritual by Ysaye Barnwell leaves listeners mindful and refreshed.
The Halalisa Singers are dedicated to the performance of music across all cultures and nationalities. Halalisa is a Zulu word for celebration, and in that spirit, the Halalisa repertoire includes African, Latin, American Spiritual, Gospel, Jewish, Folk, and Jazz music. Under the leadership of Artistic Director Mary Cunningham, this Lexington-based group is now in its twenty-third year, offering performances throughout the Boston area. The group is inspired by the belief that music is a universal language with the power to uplift and unite all.
United Universalist Church of Reading
239 Woburn Street, Reading MA
Tickets available at door or buy tickets online.