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The 3 Rivers Chorale is a membership supported community choir located in Grants Pass, Oregon.  Kate Campbell is our music director.  We are dedicated to bringing fine concert music to our audiences.

3 Rivers Chorale

P.O. Box 1742

Grants Pass, Or. 97528

541-592-2981

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Our very first Virtual Choir Offering

This is one story of how Leadbelly introduced this song to his audience. Leadbelly’s Uncle Bob Ledbetter had a wife named Silvy. When he was out plowing with his mules he would often holler for Silvie to bring him some water. After a long time this holler developed into a little song. When Leadbelly performed outside of the South, he often taught the audience the background of his songs so the audience would understand. Audiences from New York often had little concept of the rural South.

 

 

 

Some in the Chorale participated in Eric Whitacre’s Virtual Choir 6. 

117,572 singers from 129 countries.

Lyrics:

May we sing together, always, May our voice be soft, May our singing be music for others,  And may it keep others aloft. Sing gently, always, Sing gently as one.

 May we stand together, always, May our voice be strong, May we hear the singing, always,  And may we always sing along. Sing gently, always,  Sing gently as one.

 

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