Coventry Cathedral welcomes The American Festival Chorus in Over There, a concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1.
Music Celebrations International presents Over There in Coventry Cathedral on Thursday 28 June 2018 at 7.30pm.
Featuring The American Festival Chorus in a programme of music to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War I, including: Michael Porter Over There (special commission) Michael Porter A Pioneer Suite Cole Porter You do Something to Me George M Cohan The Big Three Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem (excerpts) Carl Orff Choruses from Carmina Burana Gustav Holst I Vow to thee my Country Mack Wilberg Let Peace then Still the Strife Arr Peter Wilhousky The Battle Hymn of the Republic With Craig Jessop, Conductor In aid of Coventry Cathedral.
Coventry Cathedral welcomes The American Festival Chorus and its conductor, Craig Jessop, in Over There, a concert to commemorate the centenary of the end of World War 1. Their delightful programme features Over There, a special commission by the American composer and trombonist Michael Davis, and a selection of traditional, twentieth century and modern songs from both sides of the Atlantic, dedicated to world peace. These include Cole Porter’s You do Something to Me, choruses from Carl Orff’s Carmina Burana, Gustav Holst’s I vow to thee my Country, excerpts from Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Dona Nobis Pacem and Michael Davis’s haunting A Pioneer Suite. The American Festival Chorus is one of the leading artistic voices in the North Western USA. It brings together more than 200 singers from a 90-mile radius, including talented singers from the community and local universities, who perform a varied, rich, and vibrant musical repertoire ranging from masterworks, opera and pops, to gospel, American folk and Christmas music.
The chorus was founded by Dr. Craig Jessop, a distinguished academic and conductor who made his name as music director of the world famous Mormon Tabernacle Choir.