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We Will Not Be Erased: A Veterans Day Concert Honoring the Service of All
Sun, November 10, 2019 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm EST$15 – $65
Join Coro Allegro, Boston’s LGBTQ+ & allied classical chorus, and David Hodgkins, Artistic Director, for We Will Not Be Erased: A Veterans Day Concert Honoring the Service of All, Sunday, November 10, 2019, at 3 pm, Sanders Theatre, Cambridge. Diverse American composers reflect on freedom, equality, and our common longings for peace across conflicts. Join us in honoring all who serve, all who suffer, and all discriminated against from segregation to Don’t Ask Don’t Tell and the Transgender service ban.
Experience a recently discovered antiwar work by Florence Price, Melissa Dunphy’s setting of a WWII veteran’s moving testimony for marriage equality, a 9/11 meditation on the words enshrined on the Statue of Liberty, poignant attempts by American and Iraqi parents to comfort families torn apart by war, plus affirmations of our shared humanity by Irving Berlin, Craig Carnahan, Aaron Copland, Peter Eldridge and others.
Florence Price, Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight
Melissa Dunphy, What Do You Think I Fought for at Omaha Beach?
Craig Carnahan, Armistice 1918 (Everyone Sang)
Irving Berlin, “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” from Miss Liberty
Aaron Copland, Finale Chorale from the Canticle of Freedom
Lee Hoiby, Last Letter Home
Shawn Crouch, Lullaby
Peter Eldridge, To Be Nobody
David Ludwig, The New Colossus
plus other works
Philip Lima, baritone
Celeste Johnson, piano
Supported in part by grants from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Boston Cultural Council, administered by the Mayor’s Office of Arts and Culture.
Tickets: A $65, B $45, C $25
Senior/Students: 20% off
Student Special: C $15
Info: (617) 236-4011