Cool Guiyang

Emily and 2 Guiyang Natives

When we landed on the Tarmac in Guiyang a swarm of television cameras, reporters and photographers where there to greet us. Also three Guiyang women adorned in traditional dress greeted each of us as we came off the plane. A tv reporter took several statements on camera and we boarded a waiting tour bus.

On the bus we met several university students who were very friendly and helpful. I spoke briefly with a post grad student in English whose name was Yo Yo.

Jackie welcomes us to his city.

As we drove into Guiyang we were each given a security pass and a white baseball cap with “Cool Guiyang” on it. A student named Jackie told us about some of the history of Guiyang.

But the real fun was waiting for us in the city square…

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Musical Elision

On March 6th, conductor Hans Grim and sixty plus talented friends and family will present choral works of Whitacre, Lauridsen, Elgar and more. The concert will also feature a jazz combo and solo piano performing works by Adam Guettel, William Joel and David Yazbek.

The concert will take place at 7:30 in Texas Wesleyan University’s Martin Hall at 1309 Wesleyan Street, Fort Worth, TX

The forty-six voice chorus has been rehearsing since October and will be presenting these eight gorgeous choral works:

Water Night – Eric Whitacre

“False Love” from Edward Elgar’s Scenes from the Bavarian Highlands

O magnum mysterium by Morten Lauridsen

Ave verum corpus by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart

Give Me Jesus the Fleming arrangement

Let Not Your Heart Be Troubled by Bob Burroughs

Hark, I Hear the Harps Eternal, Shaw/Parker Arrangement

and premiering an arrangement of Stravinsky’s Firebird for Chorus and Timpani

Some of the choir's Headshots

An all-star jazz combo will feature an original tune by Cal Lewiston called “A Daisey for Annie” as well as some musical theatre songs by Adam Guettel, Jason Robert Brown and David Yazbek.

This will be a very special evening of wonderful music in a wide variety of styles. Please consider joining the fun at this free event.

RSVP – to see who’s coming at the facebook event page.