Nov 7, 2008

Veteran's Concert this Sunday - Transformed by War

Get down to the super-fast growing Arts District to attend a special program on Sunday at 8:00 at The Cathedral of Guadalupe. The Arts District Chorale and Orchestra is presenting "Transformed by War". This concert is free for veterans.
This unique program features "Dona Nobis Pacem" written by Ralph Vaughn Williams at the end of World War I, and a modern piece by Paul Moravec which uses letters from and to veterans and their families. The Vaughn Williams was composed to be sung at Coventry Cathedral and was a prayer that there would never be another World War. It was offered again in the ruins of that same Cathedral after World War II. The patina of history only made the piece more powerful.

My colleague John O'Neal performs with this talented group and I'm incredibly proud of him. Tickets are $20 in advance and $25 at the door. Veterans attend for free and are invited to wear their uniforms. This concert answers my plea for a break from the onslaught of Christmas music this early. I'll certainly enjoy it.
[where: 75230]

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