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Ghana-At-50 Jubilee Celebration Festival

August 15-22, 2007 - Accra, Ghana

Co-sponsored by the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra, the Winneba Youth Choir, the International Centre for African Music & Dance, in collaboration with the US Embassy in Accra and the African Chorus Inc. of the USA.

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What: Celebrate with Ghana at her 50th Anniversary.

Choral concerts, orchestras (standard Western and indigenous).  Violin, flute and piano master classes for serious and aspiring musicians, as well as African choral workshops for singers, choral directors and music educators.

Hosted by the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra and the Winneba Youth Choir of Ghana.
Special Guests:
Rachel Barton Pine (violin) Wendy Hymes (flute), George Francois (piano), Rodger French (accordion). Other guests include African Chorus founder Fred Onovwerosuoke, Beninoise songstress Ablawa Reine. Emeritus Prof. J.H. Kwabena Nketia, Africa's foremost musicologist, to give the keynote address on the potential and role of African music in contemporary world.
 

When: August 15 through the 22nd.

Where: Venues around Accra and Winneba. August 17 and 18 concerts at the Ghana National Theatre

Registration & Participation:

$750/person covers hotel accommodation, food, purified drinking water, and local transportation in Ghana. Participants   choirs and individuals are responsible to pay their own air tickets and other travel logistics.  Everyone will be hosted by the members, parents and the board members of the Winneba Youth Choir. The US Embassy in Accra is also co-hosting the event. For further inquiries, please call or click the contact names below. We look forward to welcoming you to Ghana.  Click here to register securely through PAYPAL.
10% Registration is non-refundable. Cancellations: 25% is non-refundable on or before June 30. 50% is non-refundable on or before July 31. 100% is non-refundable afterwards.

 Contacts:

Ghana: Edusei Derkyi
Telephone: +233 24 222 2156
 

USA: FredO
Telephone: +1 504 813 1443
www.africanchorus.org/fredo.htm

 

CONCERT REPERTOIRE

 

i.          Ghana National Anthem (orchestra and choir)

ii.          Roland Carter's Lift Every Voice & Sing (Orchestra and Choir)

iii.         Tribute to Dr. Ephraim Amu (orchestra and choir)

iv.         Handel's Water Music Suite (No. 1 in D-major)

v.         Beethoven's Violin Concerto in D-major (3rd Movt)

vi.         Selections by violinist Rachel Barton, flutist Wendy Hymes and

pianist George Francois, and any combination of the 3 musicians with

without the Ghana National Symphony Orchestra

vii.        William Tell Overture by violinist Rachel Barton and

accordionist Roger French

viii.       FredO's Dance Tribute for Orchestra with piano obbligato

ix.         Gyimah Labi's Fantasia in Bb

x.         Rhapsody on Nketia's "Republic Suite" (orchestra and choir)

xi.         Reprise: Tribute to Dr. Ephraim Amu (orchestra and choir)

 

 

 

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