Oak Cliff schools will be well represented at the Dallas All-City Honor Choir 20th Anniversary concert Thursday at Hector P. Garcia Middle School. Lenore Kirk Hall Elementary School, James S. Hogg Elementary School, Clinton P. Russell Elementary School and Sidney Lanier Expressive Arts Vanguard are Oak Cliff schools among the 30 participating.
The free show starts at 7:30 p.m., but organizers recommend early arrival because they expect seats to fill fast. After the jump, see a set list for Thursday’s performance.
Song selections have been chosen from the past 19 years of All-City Concerts. Numerous conductors of the past, as well as one new addition, will take the baton at the concert this year, organizers say. The program includes:
“United We Sing”, conducted by Kalva Scott (Music Teacher and Choir Director at Harry S. Stone Montessori)
“Rain Dance”, conducted by Elaine Thomas (Director of Fine Arts for DISD)
“Cantare’, Cantaras”, conducted by Kalva Scott “What’s More American”, conducted by Gwen Farris (of T.G. Terry)
“This Little Light”, conducted by Elaine Thomas
“ Elijah and Joshua”, conducted by Gwen Farris
“Adoramus Te”, conducted by Kevin Hastings (Choir Director at Hector Garcia MS)
“ Zum Gali Gali”, conducted by Kevin Hastings, and Julie Lodi (Music Techer at Stonewall Jackson) on flute
“ Where Is the Peace”, conducted by Billy Lawley (of Stephen Foster) with sign language by Stonewall’s Signing Stars directed by Joel Hill
“ I’ll Be There”, conducted by Billy Lawley
“Rockin’ Robin”, conducted by Gwen Farris
“ We Are The Children of Tomorrow”, conducted by Elaine Thomas with sign language by the Stonewall’s Signing Stars and the All-City choir, directed by Joel Hill and Julie Lodi