Honoring Service, Pursuing Peace - A Veterans Day Tribute
November 12, 2011
A special choral event, with organ, brass and percussion, honoring Veterans Day and those who serve their country in the cause of peace and freedom. Offering stirring works of drama and patriotism.
Free admission for U.S. servicemen and women, active or retired – in uniform, please! Advance ticket orders required (limit 50 seats).
Randall Thompson: The Testament of Freedom (words by Thomas Jefferson)
Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem (words by Walt Whitman, John Bright, and from the Bible
Gustav Holst: Dirge for Two Veterans (words by Walt Whitman
Aaron Copland: Fanfare for the Common Man
Marcel Dupré: Poème Héroïque
Laura Serafino Harbert, soprano
Mark-Andrew Cleveland, baritone
Heinrich Christensen, organ, plus large ensemble of brass and percussion.
...with a pre-concert lecture by renowned musicologist Steven Ledbetter.