Saint Children
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Saint Children

Saint Children is a scene from the opera "The Magic Hummingbird", about refuges crossing the border through a magic tunnel. This scene finds CLARA, FRANCISCO AND FRANKLIN lost in a storm and finding refuge in a hut of plant spirits, guided by Apollonia Sabia — SAINT CHILDREN — PLANT SPIRITS Let out. Let out APOLLONIA SABIA Let out your curious tongue SPIRITS Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? APOLLONIA Secret garden lies before you Hidden From your eyes In the secret garden The orchestra is playing PLANTS Patience Patience Patience APOLLONIA Be Still, Listen! FRANKLIN AND SPIRIT Can you hear? SPIRITS Can you hear? Can you hear? ALL SPIRITS TOGETHER w TRIO The wind in the leaves Transforms the breath Of the little saints And the breath Carries the voices Singing together APOLLONIA Intertwining APOLLONIA & PLANTS Patience APOLLONIA Be Still, Listen! SPIRITS Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? APOLLONIA A tapestry of voices FRANKLIN Can you hear? SPIRIT Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? APOLLONIA Intertwining APOLLONIA & SPIRITS ning ning ning ning APOLLONIA Let out your curious tongue Let me place in your mouth The sacred children SPIRITS This is the reason That you came FRANKLIN This is the reason That you are here SPIRITS Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Can you hear? Ancient rhymes Counterpoint And fugue ALL SPIRITS TOGETHER What is the message? Aaaah Aaaah APOLLONIA Let the little saints Lead you down Once again Back To the secret garden Composer and Lyricist Joseph Martin Waters Director and Choreographer Lauren Haughton Gillis Animator and Video Designer Svetlana Reinish Singer-Dancers Featuring Karen Garcia as Apollonia-Sabia Leonard Patton Mariam Mouawad Nina Leilani Deering Philip Gomez Lexi Vierra Cat Rojo Todd Rewoldt Musicians Todd Rewoldt – alto saxophone Daniel Castro – guitars and bass Geoffrey Burleson - piano Daniel Pate - udu and pandeiro Joseph Martin Waters - panpipes Spoken word Leonard Patton Cat Rojo Mark Rodriguez Costume Design Faith A J Steenbergen Stage Manager Mark Rodriguez Director of Photography Daniel Castro Beach videos Bernie Cervantes Lighting and Live Special Effects Bernie Cervantes Beach Silhouettes Bernie Cervantes Marlon Cervantes Diana Bice © copyright 2021 Joseph Martin Waters All Rights Reserved