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Ali's Mosaic concert with guest virtuostic accordionist, Ina Henning

Ali’s Mosaic concert with guest virtuostic accordionist, Ina Henning

Operatic Roles

Carmen: Carmen, Mercedes
Falstaff: Dame Quickly, Meg Page
Gallantry: the Announcer
I Capuletti ed i Montecchi: Romeo
Rodelinda: Unulfo
Charlotte: Werther
Azucena: Il Trovatore
Delilah : Samson and Delilah
Isabella : L’Italiana in Algieri
Desdemona: Rossini’s Othello
Susan B. Anthony: The Mother of Us All

Operetta Roles

A Night in Venice: Agricola
Czardas Princess: Anhilte
Die Fledermaus: Ida
Mikado: Katisha
Ruddigore: Mad Margaret
The Gypsy Baron: Mirabella

 Solo Orchestral

Bach: Christmas Oratorio
Beethoven: 9th Symphony
Brahms: Alto Rhapsody
Barbara Croall: Insomnia
De Falla: Siete Canciones Populares Españolas
Elgar: Sea Pictures
Händel : Messiah
Judas Maccabeus
Mahler: Symphony #2 “Resurrection”
3 Rückert-Lieder
Mendelssohn: Elijah
Mozart: Ombra felice! … Io ti lascio
Mozart Requiem
Pergolesi: Stabat Mater
Purcell: Come Ye Sons of Art
My Beloved Spake
Rejoice in the Lord Alway
Undine Smith Moore: Scenes from the Life of a Martyr
Verdi: Requiem
Vivaldi : Gloria
Walton : Façade

Musical Theatre Roles

Threepenny Opera, Mrs. Peachum
Mahagonny Singspiel, Bessie
100 Degrees in the Shade, Lizzie

Theatre Roles

Czardas Princess, Princess/High-Kicking Hilda
Meeting Place of the Seven, The Dweller
It’s a Black Thing…, Queen Victoria
Maurice Carter’s Innocence, Marcia Tjapkis and Ruth Schadler
In Search of Giants, Ali, Pamela
The Kitchen Table, Pamela


Christmas Oratorio, J.S. Bach – Contralto soloist
Creation, Haydn – soloist
Elijah, Mendelssohn – Contralto soloist
Juddas Maccabeas, Händel –Contralto soloist
Messiah, Händel –Contralto soloist
Ordering of Moses, R.N. Dett -Contralto soloist
Stabat Mater, Pergolesi – Mezzo soloist

Religious Works

A Ceremony of Carols, Britten – Contralto soloist
Come Ye Sons of Art, Purcell – Contralto soloist
Gloria, Vivaldi – Contralto soloist
In the Beginning, Copeland –Mezzo soloist
Missa ‘in simplicitate” , Jean Langlais – Mezzo soloist
Requiem, Duruflé – Mezzo soloist
Requiem, Mozart – Contralto soloist
Requiem, Fauré – Mezzo soloist
Scenes from the Life of a Martyr, Undine Smith Moore – Contralto soloist

Single Operatic Arias

Cruda Sorte… L’Italiana in Algeri
Una Voce Poco Fa, Il Barbiere Di Siviglia
We Cannot Retrace Our Steps, The Mother of Us All
Printemps Qui Commence, Samson et Dalila
Amour! Viens Aider Ma Faiblesse, Samson et Dalila
Mon Coeur S’ouvre à ta Voix, Samson et Dalila
Va! Laisse Couler Mes Larmes, Werther
What a Movie!,  Trouble in Tahiti
Cara Sposa, Rinaldo
Verdi Prati, Alcina
Ombra Mai Fu, Serse
Where ‘Ere You Walk, Semele
Connais Tu Le Pays?, Mignon
When I am Laid in Earth, Dido and Aeneas
Voce di Donna, La Gioconda
Voi Che Sapete, Le Nozze Di Figaro
Voi Lo Sapete, Cavalleria Rusticana
La Griserie, La Perichole
Stride La Vampa!, Il Trovatore
Summertime, Porgy and Bess
My Man’s Gone Now, Porgy and Bess
Habanera, Carmen
Près Des Ramparts De Seville, Carmen
En Vain Pour Éviter, Carmen
Come With Me Child,   X: The Life and Times of Malcolm X

Art Songs/Cycles

Canadian Art Songs

Follow Me, R. Nathaniel Dett
Ho! Everyone That Thirsts, R. Nathaniel Dett
Ecstasy!, Jean Coulthard
Strings in the Earth and Air, Jean Coulthard
The Confession Stone, Robert Fleming
Afterthoughts, William Beauvais

American Repertoire

Behold that Star, H.T. Burleigh
De Gospel Train am a’ Comin’, H. T. Burleigh
Deep River, H. T. Burleigh
Ev’ry Time I Feel the Spirit, H. T. Burleigh
Compensation, C. Lloyd Jr.
Great Day, Moses Hogan
My Good Lord’s Done Been Here, Moses Hogan
Wade in the Water, Moses Hogan
My Good Lord’s Done Been Here, Moses Hogan
I Gotta Home in-a-that Rock, Margaret Bonds
I Want Jesus to Walk With Me, Colin Lett
I Want to Die Easy, Hale Smith
Mother to Son, Undine Smith Moore
Roun’ About de Mountain, Roland Heyes
Simple Gifts, A. Copland
Song to the Dark Virgin, Florence Price
Night,  Florence Price
Because, Florence Price
Out of the South Blew a Wind,Florence Price
Sure on this Shining Night, S. Barber
The Negro Speaks of Rivers, Harold Swanson
Three Glimpses of Night, John Work

New Music (composed specifically for Ali)

Los Guatemalan Canciones, Isabel Ciudad-Real
Insomnia, Barbara Croall
My Mountain, Yi-Fan Shi
Condividiamo la Tragedia (Il Dolore del Suicido), Kevin McMahon
Hosea, Stephen Michael Newby
Songs from Nancy’s Wharf, Nancy Bennet & Ali Garrison

Italian Repertoire

15 Composizioni Da Camera, Bellini
6 Arie, Donizetti
Amore! ,Tosti
24 Italian Songs, Various composers

French Repertoire

5 Mélodies Populaires Grecques, Ravel

German Repertoire

8 Zigeunerlieder, Brahms
Zwei Gesange, Brahms
Der Tod, das ist die kühle Nacht, Brahms
Feldeinsamkeit, Brahms
Sapphische Ode, Brahms
Morgen, R. Strauss
Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann
‘Stirb, Lieb und Freud’!, Schumann
Die Lotosblume,  Schumann
Widmung, Schumann

 English Repertoire

Music for Awhile, Purcell
Ah! How Pleasant T’is to Love, Purcell
Fairest Isle,  Purcell
If Music be the Food of Love, Purcell

Spanish Repertoire

Cinco Cancionas Negras, Xavier Montsalvage
Tan Hermosa y Clara, Anon.
Los Cuatro Muleros, Frederico Garcia Lorca
Canciones Espanolas Antiguas, Frederico Garcia Lorca

Korean Repertoire

Where the Clouds Flow to, Dong Jin Kim
Cry, Ho Sup Lee


Innocent When We Dream, Tom Waits
La Chanson de vieux Amants, Jacques Brel
September Song, Kurt Weill
Speak Low, Kurt Weill
Jenny’s Song, Kurt Weill
Lonely House, Kurt Weill
The Unknown Weil Collection, Kurt Weill
Still Crazy After All these Years,  Paul Simon
Paris Blues, Billy Strayhorn

Compositions, Arrangements and Improvisations

Why The Sea is Salty: The opera Various arias and ensemble pieces
Song to the Sea Improvisational piece
Stolen Moments Arr. for SSA
Muna Xeia Arr for SATB
Look For the Silver Lining Arr. For SSA
Mood Indigo Arr. For SSA
Somewhere Over the Rainbow Arr. For SSA
2nd Mov’t, R.N. Dett’s Cinnamon Grove Suite for piano transcribed for SSAATTBB
Various Songs from Gershwin’s Porgy & Bess
Songs from Nancy’s Wharf, for voice and piano

Written Lyrics

Stolen Moments
L’il Sunflower

Jazz Standards and Not-So-Standards

Afro Blue
The Autumn Leaves
Between Yesterday and Tomorrow
Black Butterfly
Body & Soul
Chelsea Bridge
Come Sunday
Do you know what it means?
Every Time We Say Goodbye
Fine and Mellow
Fly Me to the Moon
God Bless the Child
Goodbye Porkpie Hat
I Could Write a Book
I’m Beginning to See the Light
In a Mellow Tone
Killing Me Softly
Lil’ Sunflower
Memphis in June
The Makings of You
Nice Work if You Can Get It.
Night in Tunesia
On a Clear Day
One Note Samba
Paris Blues
Round Midnight
Sarah’s Blues
Stella by Starlight
Stolen Moments
The Summer Knows
The Way You Look Tonight
Work Song
What Are You Doing the Rest of Your Life?

Folk Music

Balm in Gilead
Black Velvet Band
Buttermilk Hill
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Follow the Drinkin’ Gourd
Gracias à la Vida
I’m a Woman
I Was Born in West Virginia
Last Night I Had the Strangest Dream
Nobody Knows the Trouble I Seen
Peat Bog Soldier
Sadie Green
Shady Grove
She’s Like the Swallow
Sixteen Tons
Sometimes I Feel Like a Motherless Child
Swing Low Sweet Chariot
The Cuckoo (version #1)
The Cuckoo (Version #2)
We Shall Overcome
When I’m On My Journey
Will the Circle be Unbroken


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