Mandala Monday and Music-Free Mandala to Color and Conspirare performing “Let The River Run”

Today I have both a mandala for you to color as well as an uplifting arrangement of “Let The River Run” by Carly Simon (arrangement by Craig Hella Johnson) and sung by the world renown choir, Conspirare.

First the mandala:

Mandala-017 from http://mandalasparapintar.blogspot.com/

Download a larger version to color at: http://mandalasparapintar.blogspot.com/2015/01/mandalas-para-pintar.html, then listen to this fabulous choir while you are coloring.

According to Youtube this is: “Conspirare performance of “Let the River Run” by Carly Simon (arrangement by Craig Hella Johnson) from the PBS special “A Company of Voices: Conspirare in Concert,” a production of KLRU-TV in association with Conspirare. Conductor, Craig Hella Johnson. Recorded live at Dell Hall, Long Center for the Performing Arts, Austin, TX, October 2008. Available on DVD and Grammy®-nominated CD (Harmonia Mundi) at http://www.conspirare.org.”

I have the great good fortune to know Craig Hella Johnson and, as someone trained as a choral director, can honestly say he is a genius at arranging choral music and a world class choral conductor. I hope you explore more of Conspirare’s music on Youtube at: https://www.youtube.com/user/ConspirareChoir/feed?spfreload=10.

To see Craig’s TEDxAustin talk, which I highly recommend, see my post: http://nwcreations.com/ted-talk-thursday-tedxaustin-craig-hella-johnson/

Enjoy!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

Mandala Monday and Music-Free Mandala to Color and There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli

Most of you don’t know this about me but earlier in my life I worked as a choral conductor. While illness has kept me from singing or conducting for many years, I still love choral music and thought from time to time I would share a piece with you along with a mandala.

Today I have a mandala to color from http://mandalasparapintar.blogspot.com. Below is a small version of the mandala:

Chinese Mandala III from http://mandalasparapintar.blogspot.com

Download a larger version to color at: http://mandalasparapintar.blogspot.com/2010/11/mandala-chino-iii.html

And while you are coloring why not listen to this exquisite music, There Will Be Rest by Frank Ticheli.

According to Youtube this is: “Frank Ticheli conducting his own work There Will Be Rest with the Georgia State University Singers; November 8, 2011, Rialto Center for the Arts, Atlanta, GA”

Enjoy!

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!