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Acadia University Singers: “Singing IN Flanders Fields”

April 19 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

On Friday, April 19, the Acadia University Singers will perform their concert program “Singing ‘In Flanders Fields’: Canadian Reflections on War and Remembrance” in Lunenburg.

This concert will launch the Singers’ upcoming project, The Singing In Flanders Fields Tour, which commemorates the 109th anniversary of Lt. Col. John McCrae’s famous poem. From April 24 to May 3, 2024, the choir will travel from London, UK, to Arras, France, and finally to Ypres, Belgium, where they will perform at Vimy Ridge, participate in the Menin Gate Last Post Ceremony, offer two concerts, and sing – literally! – in Flanders Fields.

Reflecting their upcoming tour, the Singers’ concert combines choral works by Canadian composers to narrate a soldier’s journey: from home, to battle, to plea for peace. This program will intersperse music on the themes of war and Remembrance with several different solo and choral versions of “In Flanders Fields,” including a recent adaptation by award-winning singer-songwriter, Freya Milliken.

Directed by Dr. Michelle Boyd, the Acadia University Singers are a treble-voice chamber choir. They will be joined by mezzo-soprano Prof. Paula Rockwell, who will be featured as a soloist on the program.

This concert begins at 7:00pm at St. John’s Anglican Church, 64 Townsend St., in Lunenburg. Admission is by freewill donation at the door.

Details

Date:
April 19
Time:
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Organizer

Acadia University Singers
Phone
902-585-1868
Email
michelle.boyd@acadiau.ca
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Venue

st john’s anglican church lunenburg
64 Townsend Street
Lunenburg, Nova Scotia B0J 2C0 Canada
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Phone
(902) 634-4994
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