Sechrist Travel

Emerald Isle SINGS!

Bound for Glory 2018



We are pleased that you have decided to join celebrated composer/conductor, Dr. John Leavitt in a tour featuring a gala concert event in Ireland’s Fair City of Dublin, Ireland.  With 1000 years of Celtic heritage that inspires her music and artistry to this day, Dublin will lay host to our festival which will culminate in a World Premier of a new work entitled, Bound for Glory, an exciting collection of American Spirituals. Also featured on the program will be John’s Celtic Prayer , his new medley from The Sound of Music, and his warm rich setting of the Irish folksong, The Salley Gardens.  Please scroll to the bottom for a private link to purchase the sheet music at a discount.

As a reminder, the festival will take place May 29 – June 5, 2018

*Check back often for updates, downloadable collateral, and music files to practice with!*

During this 6-night tour of Ireland, we will rehearse together as we prepare for two formal Gala performances with local musicians. Our first performance with be in the Church of St. Nicholas in the beautiful city of Galway, and the grand finale concert will take place in the historic and oldest medieval cathedral in Ireland, Christchurch Cathedral Dublin.



In addition, to John’s new works, many favorites will be revisited!

Full Repertoire:

  • Bound for Glory
  • Poor Wayfaring Stranger
  • Keep Your Lamps
  • Deep River
  • Steal Away
  • Bound for the Promised Land
  • All My Trials
  • The Old Ship of Zion
  • The Salley Gardens
  • The Sound of Music: Choral Highlights
  • The Rhythm of Life
  • A Celtic Prayer
  • River in Judea


Participants may purchase the full repertoire at these private links:

Full Packet with River in Judea: $17.35 +  $6.50 priority shipping

Full Packet without River in Judea: $14.85 + $6.50 priority shipping
(Many will already have this piece from previous festivals)

Bound for Glory Compact Disc: $15.99
This CD is available at the bottom of each page for you to purchase.


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