Sing Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem, March 19
CALLING ALL CHORAL SINGERS!
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.
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)
You Tube Recommended performance
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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