Born and raised in Winnipeg’s West End, Philip Lapatha has been shaped by inspiring teachers, long-lasting friendships, and loving family ties. He lives in downtown Winnipeg and is a proud supporter of the city’s local coffee, bakery, and artisan scene. He enjoys weekend board games, hanging out with friends, and conversing about choir, people, and solving problems in his small part of the world.
arr. Phillip Lapatha and Dorothy Dyck
SATB a cappella – CP 1872 – duration 4:05
This arrangement of the Irish folksong is musically characterized by lush harmonies, full texture, and a loyalty to the original strophic structure of the song. The song tells the melancholic story of the Great Oak of Portmore, a grand tree and symbol of nationalistic pride for Ireland that fell in a great storm in 1760.