War and Peace: Orchestra Seattle | Seattle Chamber Singers
War and Peace
Saturday, October 3, 2015 • 7:30 p.m.
Handel Music for the Royal Fireworks
Tchaikovsky 1812 Overture
Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
This performance of Handel’s Music for the Royal Fireworks commemorates the 25th anniversary of Germany’s reunification, which occurred on October 3, 1990. Using Russian hymns and the French Marseillaise, Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture provides a blow-by-blow account of the conflict between Napoleon and the Russian Army. On the brink of World War II, British composer Ralph Vaughan Williams drew texts from the Bible and three Walt Whitman poems for his deeply moving Dona Nobis Pacem, contrasting the destructive power of war with cries for reconciliation and peace.
First Free Methodist Church (View)
3200 Third Ave W
Seattle, WA 98119
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