Sing Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, March 19

CALLING ALL CHORAL SINGERS!

 

Come sing:

A CONCERT FOR PEACE

To benefit Minnesota Food Share Month

 

Sunday March 19, 2017 – 3:00 PM

Wayzata Community Church, 125 East Wayzata Boulevard

WCC CHANCEL CHOIR & FRIENDS, WAYZATA SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA

Free will offering will benefit Minnesota Interfaith Outreach Food Shelf

 

Ralph Vaughan Williams & Walt Whitman

Dona Nobis Pacem

 

Both Ralph Vaughan Williams (composer) and Walt Whitman (poet) were soldiers. They experienced war personally, Vaughan Williams in WW1 and Whitman in the American Civil War. They were profoundly changed by the horrors of the experience. Whitman wrote persuasive but difficult poetry; Vaughan Williams, while writing glorious music for the church, became an agnostic and a pacifist.

 

In his cantata Dona Nobis Pacem (God grant us peace) Vaughan Williams sets three of Whitman’s poems including the heart-wrenching Dirge for Veterans, before turning to the Old Testament prophets and the Gospels to conclude that peace, not war, is God’s plan for humankind.

 

WCC Chancel Choir invites all choral singers to become “Friends,” joining them to sing for a more peaceful world, and to help alleviate hunger in the western suburbs.

 

REHEARSALS:

Choral rehearsals for Friends of WCC Chancel Choir

Wednesdays March 1, 8 and 15, 8:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Choir Room

Orchestra rehearsal with Wayzata Symphony Orchestra

Thursday March 16, 7:00-9:30 pm in the Sanctuary

Dress rehearsal with Wayzata Symphony Orchestra

Saturday March 18, 2:30-5:00 pm in the Sanctuary

 

PERSONAL REHEARSAL RESOURCES:

CyberBass (Free on-line part predominant choral learning)

            http://www.cyberbass.com/Major_Works/Williams_RV/williams_rv_DonaNobi.htm

You Tube Recommended performance

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwBuE6vREIQ

 

The concert will also feature Kraig Windschitl, WCC’s new organist soloing in Alexander Guilmant’s rarely performed Symphony No. 1 for Organ and Orchestra with the WSO.

 

To reserve your score and black folder, contact Tom Paulson, Director of Traditional Music at TPaulson@wayzatacommunitychurch.org, 952-473-8877, x216

 

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