GOSHEN — The Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir has released a new CD of world choral music, now available for purchase through the Goshen College Music Center main office.
The CD, titled “Songline,” was recorded last winter in the Goshen College Music Center’s Sauder Concert Hall and Rieth Recital Hall. The 12 tracks feature songs in a variety of languages and from a variety of countries and cultures, including Appalachia, Iraq, Yemen, New Zealand, Russia, Turkey, Mali, Bulgaria, Spain and African-American spirituals.
Audio samples from the album are available for listening online at www.goshen.edu/music/listen. Recordings are $10 (includes shipping) and can be purchased at the Music Center Main Office or by calling 574-535-7361. VISA/Mastercard/Discover is accepted.
Previous CDs released by the Women’s World Music Choir include “Sisters and Brothers” (2009), in collaboration with the Goshen College Men’s Chorus directed by Scott Hochstetler, and “A World of Singing” (2008).
Recently celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Goshen College Women’s World Music Choir was formed by Debra Brubaker in the spring of 2004. According to organizers, the group’s goals “are to discover and perform spiritual music of many cultures, both national and international, particularly indigenous cultures, celebrating the unique spirit, faith and energy that women bring to the world as creators, sustainers and disrupters of life and culture.”
The choir has performed music from more than 35 countries, including South Africa, India, Palestine, Israel, Pakistan and the Republic of Georgia. According to GC Staff, during performances the women share stories of God’s wisdom, sing barefoot and wear fabrics from around the world to affirm their connection to God’s creation and their solidarity with women from all cultures.