Video – The Heart Dances, The Soul Sings, Fall 2022


Recorded live at Cary Hall, December 8, 2022.

Experience Nick Page’s final concert with Mystic Chorale.

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The Storm Is Passing Over (Courage My Soul) by Charles Albert Tindley

Somagwaza South African Initiation Song

I Am Determined Civil Rights Song arr. by Ysaye Barnwell

New Jerusalem words by Isaac Watts (1707) music by Jeremiah Ingalls (1796)
octet: David Anick, Janice Darling, Donna Ferullo, P.J. Gardner, Susin James,
Mark Parisi, Richard Schmeidler & Ann Wynne

I’m Going To Sing All The Way from the Fisk Jubilee Singers (1885)
quartet: Maggie Leary, Mabel Liang, Steven Levy & Jai Anna San Antonio

Some Nights by Nathaniel Ruess, Jack Antonoff,
Jeffrey Bhasker & Andrew Dost sung by Mystic New Generation: Colette Byrne, Cherise Detwiler, Allison Gramolini, Tracey Greenspan, Elizabeth Gribkoff, Regina Hoffman, Kristina Howell & Anna Schwartz Cohen

A Simple Shalom (Sim Shalom & Simple Gifts) arr. by Nick Page

Bashana words by Ehud Manor, music by Nurit Hirsch (1967) English translation by Marilyn Bentov & Nick Page, arr. by Nick Page


Ajaja a West African Invocation to Ajaja, the Great Creator saying “I am here, we are here” as led by Baba Olatunji
The Mystic Drummers led by Linda Shoemaker & Louise Grasmere with Jo Craig, Liz Penton, Janie Ward, Anna Schwartz Cohen, Sandy Sachs & Liz Vizza

Ayangena South African arr. by Anders Nyberg “They walk here, they walk there. Who can prevail without courage?”
quartet: Sue Brent, Carla Dorato, George Foote & Cyndy Gaviglio

HaLev Roked (The Heart Dances, the Soul Sings) by Nick Page

Prayer for the Ukrainian People (for Natasha) by Nick Page
solo: Nick Page (first performance)

The Sun Will Never Go Down Spiritual arr. by Bernice Johnson Reagon

A Promise I Will Keep by Nick Page & Nita Penfold
soloists: Eric Behr, Mary Cunningham, Louise Grasmere, Nick Page & Paul Wehrlin

Every Day Is a Day of Thanksgiving by Leonard Gregory Burks,
arr. by Donnell Patterson solo: Louise Grasmere featuring special guests Jonathan Singleton & Donnell Patterson