- March 6, 2016
-- Tulsa Children's Chorus (TCC) will host The Cherokee National Youth Choir in partnership with Trinity Presbyterian Church Saturday April 2, 2016. The event will provide an opportunity for both choirs to share in the rich traditions of the Cherokee nation through song, storytelling and a combined concert at 4:00 pm, which is free and open to the public.
The Cherokee National Youth Choir performs traditional songs in the Cherokee language. The choir was founded in 2000 as a way to keep youth interested in and involved with Cherokee language and culture. The choir serves as cultural ambassadors of the Cherokee Nation. Their beautiful voices, and use of the Cherokee language in their repertoire, demonstrate that the Cherokee language continues to thrive today. This daylong workshop will provide many opportunities for cultural exchange including song, drumming, story telling and a tasty lunch of Indian tacos. The event will culminate with a combined concert featuring individual pieces from each choir as well as, collaborative pieces.
TCC singers will join the Cherokee National Youth Choir in a special combined performance of "A Cherokee Hymn/One Drop of Blood" arranged by James E. Green. TCC will also be reprising "Cherokee Blessing" which was commissioned for their 15th Anniversary, in 2006, by composer Eliot Glaser. The updated rendition will feature translations into Cherokee and allow TCC singers to demonstrate their new knowledge of the language.About TCCTCC's mission is to provide the children of the Tulsa-metro area with one-of-a-kind choral music experience. The community is encouraged to join in celebrating our native American heritage by enjoying this special event. For more information please visit, http://www.tulsacchorus.org.