Composer: Carolee Coombs-Stacy
Arranger: Not Applicable
Publication: No Information Available at this Time
Commissioned by the Women's HOPE Chorale (formerly the St. Louis Women's Chorale) in memory of Amy Watkins
Shirley Bynum Smith
O God, where were you on an ordinary night in the great dark city?
Where were you when a young woman, one of your own,
was robbed and stabbed in a random act of evil?
Where were you, O God?
Where were you when she, worth more than the sparrows,
was left alone to bleed and die?
O God, where were you then?
Unknowing, I said my evening prayer and I slept.
You were with me then when my world was in place.
Now all is chaos and I look for you.
If you are love, compassion, justice and mercy,
I know where you were that night.
You were on the dark street with her.
You held her hand as you wept,
as now you hold my hand and weep with me.
"The Dream Keepers: A Couple"
A Love Story told through Jazz
But not just any love story….the true love story of two of our founders. We performed the world premiere of a piece we commissioned by composer and performer, Adam Maness, for women’s chorus and jazz trio to celebrate our dream keepers: Richard and Mary Ann Shaw.