In September when we received our concert music, everyone became very quiet when our director, Cindy Edwards, began chanting, from memory, the Swahili lyrics to Baba Yetu, a Swahili adaptation of “The Lord’s Prayer” by Christopher Tin and Chris Kiagiri. There was absolutely no doubt in her mind that in December, just three short months away, we would be performing these same Swahili lyrics with an amazing soloist and an orchestra. Cindy painted a picture of how amazing the performance would be and gave us the confidence to learn the lyrics in a language that we had never spoken. At home and at rehearsals we spoke the words and sang the words over and over again, and before we knew it, we were singing in Swahili. Baba Yetu is a joyful rendition of The Lord’s Prayer that will have performers and audiences alike rejoicing.
Baba Yetu is just one of many songs, both traditional and contemporary, in our fall concert program, and we hope you are planning to join us on one or both of the following dates:
Friday, December 16, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
Wake Forest Baptist Church
107 East South Avenue
Wake Forest, NC 27587
Saturday, December 17, 2022, at 7:30 p.m.
McGregor Hall Performing Arts Center
201 Breckenridge Street
Henderson, NC 27536
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