• Events
Mar 26
La Fresque by Ballet Preljocaj Power Center 121 Fletcher Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Mar 27
French Literary Evening with Arthur Dreyfus Lycée Français De New York 505 East 75th Street Cultural Center auditorium New York, NY 10021 United States
Film Series
New Directors/New Films festival 2019 MoMA 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 The Walter Reade Theater 165 W. 65th Street New York, NY 10023

War and the Human Heart

On the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, the Valparaiso University Music Department and the Rembrandt Chamber Musicians present a special event six years in the making. War and the Human Heart combines chamber wind ensemble, chorus, film, and live narration in a moving performance that honors the experience of war for every veteran, past or present. Join the Valparaiso University Chorale, the Valparaiso University Bach Choir, the Valparaiso University Chamber Concert Band, the Windiana Concert Band, vocal and instrumental soloists, and conductors Christopher M. Cock and Jeffrey Scott Doebler for a thought-provoking journey into the veteran experience. The concert features works by Beethoven, Strauss, Holst, Schumann, Barber, and others.

Saturday, November 10, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
St. James Cathedral, Chicago, IL

Pre-concert talk – 6:15 pm: “France in the Great War: The Divide between Home Front and Front Line — and How a Song Bridged the Gap.” Dr. Charles Rearick, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will deliver a unique and engaging presentation on Quand Madelon, the “hit song” of World War I in France. 

Sunday, November 11, 2018, 5:00 p.m.
Chapel of the Resurrection, Valparaiso University

Pre-concert talks:
Dr. Keith Kinder, Professor Emeritus at McMaster University in Toronto, will give a talk about music for voices and wind instruments to region band and choral directors at the Valparaiso University Center for the Arts room 1412, starting at 3 p.m. on Sunday, November 11

Dr. Charles Rearick, Professor Emeritus at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, will give a pre-concert talk about the soldier’s song Quand Madelon, the “hit song” of WWI in France, starting at 4 p.m. on Sunday, November 11 in the Duesenberg Recital Hall.