From our new concert program The Joy of Life on Earth, Vocal Latitudes is pleased to present I Dreamed of Rain, by Jan Garrett. This iconic song is inspired by rain’s ability to renew, cleanse, and restore life. The composer dreamed of the idyllic time in her youth when daily rain would fall on her small town in North Colorado, making everything smell fresh and alive. These memories would live with her forever, often appearing at significant times in her life, with the arrival of the rain providing spiritual comfort and healing. The song she describes as having wrote with the help of angels, and is an expression of the soul within. Read the full story of this song here: https://www.garrett-martin.com/news/dreamed_story.html
Larry Nickel’s flowing, lush arrangement features a warm, rich choral voicing, with some beautiful imagery in the piano part. Click here for a full recording: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=APvcIaw-sr8
There are rhythmic complexities and some a cappella sections that will prove challenging to master, but it will be a fun journey, and we look forward to sharing it with our audience at the end.
Come see this and many other choral works in concert! We are performing at St. David’s United Church (3303 Capitol Hill Crescent NW) on Friday, May 10th at 7:30pm. See you there!