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NIU Chamber Choir Web Cast 10/27 8:00 PM

Location: Illinois, USA
Choir type: College and University Choirs
Voicing: Mixed
Dear Colleagues,
 
On Tuesday Oct 27th  at 8:00 PM the Northern Illinois University Chamber Choir will present Reflections on Civil War.  This concert will feature visual arts, poetry and music created in response to civil war. Through historical documents, visual arts, poetry, and music we have endeavored to capture the many emotions of a nation at war with itself. Although the primary focus of the concert is the American Civil War, we did not limit our scope specifically to that war. Thus, gripping masterworks like Picasso’s Guernica, Longfellow’s stirring poetry, and contemporary choral works are woven together here as an opportunity to experience different world views, reflect upon our own experiences and consider what is happening in the world today. 
 
This concert will be broadcast live via the web.  I am told by our tech support that both the video and audio will be of DVD quality.  To all of you out there in the land of the net, I would GREATLY appreciate it if you checked out our web cast and let me know how it worked. Was the link easy to attain?  How was the sound and video quality?  The farther you are away from Illinois, the more I'd LOVE to hear about your experience with the web cast.
 
The link to view the concert is www.niu.edu/music/media/webcasts.shtml
 
Please send any feedback to me at ejohnsn@niu.edu
 
Sincerely,
 
Eric A Johnson
Director of Choral Activities
Northern Illinois Univerisity
 
Program
 
  Miserere                                                                      Gregorio Allegri   (1582 -1652)
Chamber Choir
 
Second Inaugural Address                                            Abraham Lincoln  (1809-1865)
Stanton Davis
 
A Procession Winding Around Me    Jeffrey Van
Poetry by Walt Whitman
I.    By The Bivouac’s Fitful Flame  
II.   Beat! Beat! Drums!   
III. Look Down Fair Moon
IV. Reconciliation
Chamber Choir
Fareed Haque, Guitar
 
Roll-Call Nathaniel Graham Shepherd  (1834-1888)
Stanton Davis and Amalia Mathewson
 
Reverberations
Idumea (And Am I Born to Die)      Ananias Davisson (1816)      
     From The Sacred Harp (1844)       arr. Eric Johnson
Drayton Eggelson, Soloist
 Mary Hatfield, Violin
 
The Martial Trumpet   Southern Harmony (1835)
             arr. Eric Johnson
Chamber Choir
A Call To Arms
     No More Words! “Boston, April, 1861” Franklin Lushington
 (1823-1901)
Stanton Davis and Amalia Mathewson
Battle Hymn of the Republic           William Steffe
 (1830-1890)
                  arr. Peter Wilhousky
Chamber Choir
Garth Anderson, Victor Lejeune, Trumpet
 
Home Front
A Letter Home: Madison County, Va. May 28th, 1862
 Thomas D. Newton
        (d.1864)
Stanton Davis
 
Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye                arr. Alice Parker
Chamber Choir
 
A Letter from John Bennett
Stanton Davis
 
Obituary for Thomas D. Newton-wounded at Antietam
Amalia Mathewson
 
Loss and Healing
Anoj Pusėj Dunojėlio            Vaclovas Augustinas
        (b.1959)
Based on a Lithuanian Folk Song
Zenia Lee, Deb Ahlgrim, Soloists
 
Killed at the Ford           Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  (1807-1882)
Stanton Davis
 
There is a Balm   African American Spiritual
         arr. Carl W. Haywood
Kirsten LaPrade, Soloist
 
 
 
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