Singing In Flanders Fields Project
The Acadia University Singers are pleased to announce their upcoming concert tour -The Singing In Flanders Fieldsw Project- to the WWI battlefields of France and Belgium in commemoration of the 105th anniversary of John McCrae’s “In Flanders Fields”.
Under the direction of Dr. Michelle Boyd, The Acadia University Singers will travel to Arras, France and then to Ypres, Belgium – the place where the poem was composed – to offer concerts reflecting on the legacy of this iconic poem. The program, titled “Singing in Flanders Fields: Canadian Reflections on War and Remembrance” will feature choral compositions of “In Flanders Fields” and other Remembrance-themed music by Canadian composers – including a brand new version of “In Flanders Fields” by choir member Brandon Zuniga.
The choir will also collaborate with Acadia archivist Wendy Robicheau, whose Adopt-a-Soldier program is bringing back to life the stories of the hundreds of Acadia student soldiers who served in WWI. During the tour, they will visit and sing at the gravesites of some of Acadia’s soldiers buried in France and Belgium, including that of the soldier who the choir will adopt.
-For more information about this project and to donate, visit https://crowdfund.acadiau.ca/flandersfields.
-For sound recordings of the choir visit our Facebook Page The Singing in Flanders Fields Project
-For more information on the content of the project, watch “In Flanders Fields” music (Dr. Michelle Boyd) on the Society for American Music’s Digital Lectures channel: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZujHheZkag