Voice of a War

October 21, 2017 | 8pm
Church of the Holy Trinity, Rittenhouse Square
Benjamin Cohen, Curator and Director
Michael Gould, Percussion
Mendelssohn Club Chorus
Paul Rardin, Conductor

Weaving World War I trench songs, English choral music, and poetry together, Voice of a War creates a stunning musical memoir commemorating the 100th anniversary of “The Great War.”

Davies, Walford: A Short Requiem
Rubens, Paul: Your King and Country Want You
Judge, Jack: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Novello, Ivor: Keep the Home-Fires Burning
Parry, C.H.H.: Neaver weatherbeaten sail
Holst, Gustav: A Dirge for Two Veterans
Bach, J.S.: Prelude XXIV from Well Tempered Clavier
Gruber, Franz: Stille Nacht
Converse, Charles: When This Lousy War is Over
WWI Song: Hush! Here Comes a Whizz-Bang
Powell, Felix: Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag and Smile, Smile, Smile
WWI Song: Hanging on the Old Barbed Wire
Gurner, Ivor: Sleep
Chatman, Steven: In Flanders Fields
Parry, C.H.H.: My Soul, There Is a Country
Mechem, Kirke: Everyone Sang from Winging Wildly