Corey Payette is one of Canada’s most significant musical theatre composers. An award-winning writer, composer, and director of the musicals Children of God, Les Filles du Roi, and Sedna. His next new musicals have been commissioned by Musical Stage Company (Toronto), Bard on the Beach (Vancouver), and Stratford Festival. He is the winner of the John Hirsch Prize for Director, 2 Jessie Awards for Composition and Direction, 2 Ovation awards for Best New Musical and Outstanding Direction, and is the recipient of the BC Reconciliation Award. www.coreypayette.com
by Corey Payette, arr. Elliot Vaughan
SATB with piano and drum – CP 2043 – duration 3:55
TTBB with piano and drum – CP 2044
Gimikwenden Ina is a song taken from Corey Payette’s Children of God. In this musical, Tommy and Julia, the children of an Oji-Cree family, are sent to a residential school in Northern Ontario. As the school tries to “take the Indian out of the child,” Tommy struggles not to forget his language, his family, his culture.
Do you remember?
What you are called?
Where you are from?
Do you Remember?
Do you remember
Our fathers and mothers
Our sisters and brothers?