Concert by GW University Singers and GW Women's Ensemble
Professor Anthony Blake Clark, Conductor
Music by Finzi, Parry, and Esenvalds
As we reflect on the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, we remember those who were lost, celebrate freedom, and uplift ourselves and each other with music. The works performed focus particularly on Great Britain, whose sacrifices in the First World War were devastating and whose valor made victory possible. The repertoire also approaches general themes of loss, reconciliation, and peace.
The University Singers is a mixed choir of undergraduate and graduate students. The group has two formal concerts each academic year. They have toured extensively, with overseas tours occurring every two years. Past tours have included South America, Romania, Croatia, Slovenia, Italy and South Africa. Other off-campus performance venues include Washington National Cathedral, Strathmore Concert Hall, Schlesinger Performing Arts Center, Princeton Chapel and The Kennedy Center Concert Hall.