Book and Lyrics by Deborah Brevoort/Music by David Friedman. This full length musical tells the story of the forced removal of the King Islanders from their home in the Bering Sea of Alaska by the US Government in 1963. This true story, which was fictionalized by Alaskan author Jean Rogers
An oratorio for the musical stage. Libretto by Deborah Brevoort/Music by David Friedman. Based on the children’s book from Alaska. The North Star freighter, carrying the village priest, is anchored in the Bering Sea on Christmas eve, on it’s last arctic voyage before the winter ice closes in around King Island.
The Songs of David FriedmanPublished by MIDDER Music Publishing, Inc.
The music and lyrics to three of Deborah’s songs (“The Gift of Trouble”, “What Manner of Persons Ought Ye to Be?” and “Upon This Rock”) are contained in the David Friedman songbook. These are from “King Island Christmas” and “Goodbye My Island.”