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Dec 17
Annabelle Playe on Tour Hi-Tone Café 412 N Cleveland Memphis, TN 38104 United States
Dec 18
By the Grace of God Avalon Theater 5612 Connecticut Ave NW, Washington, DC 20015, US

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.