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Park Slope Singers Concerts

Location: New York, USA
Choir type: Community Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Park Slope Singers Concerts
 
Saturday, January 25, 3:00 PM
Plymouth Church 
57 Orange Street, Brooklyn Heights 
 
Saturday, February 1, 3:00 PM
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd 
7420 4th Avenue, Bay Ridge

Under the direction of Ira Spaulding.
 
On Saturday afternoon, January 25th, the Park Slope Singers will present an extraordinary concert in commemoration of the sesquicentennial of the American Civil War. Over a million soldiers became casualties in that conflict; over 620,000 died. Our winter concert commemorates them by singing some of the songs they sang (such as When Johnny Comes Marching Home Again), as well as selections from Vaughn Williams’ powerful Dona Nobis Pacem and William Schuman's Carols of Death, both settings of Brooklyn resident Walt Whitman’s Civil War poetry.
 
The second portion of the program celebrates animals and includes Benjamin Britten’s Rejoice in the Lamb as well as setting of verse by Ogden Nash and Lewis Carroll.
 
To truly unite the beauty of the music and the poignancy of the text, the Park Slope Singers will perform at Plymouth Church in Brooklyn Heights, a location with many Civil War connections. Founded by abolitionist minister Henry Ward Beecher in 1847, the church was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad and President Lincoln worshiped there twice in 1860 at the beginning of his presidential campaign. (More information about the church can be found at http://plymouthchurch.org/our_history.php.)
 
The reception following the concert will be held in Hillis Hall. We hope you will come and hear this rousing and profoundly moving music in the setting of this beautiful and historic church. 
 
Tickets are $15; Students/Seniors $10.
 
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