Civil War Trust
For Immediate Release: 02/14/01

Civil War Preservation Trust Sponsors Afternoon of Civil War-Era Music

(Washington, D.C.) - To commemorate the 140th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War, the Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT) will host a performance of mid-19th century music at Washington's renowned Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts. Proceeds from the concert will benefit battlefield preservation.

The concert, dubbed "Civil War Live," will be for one afternoon only, on Sunday, March 11, 2001. The festivities will begin in the Terrace Theatre at 2 p.m.

The event will feature spirited vocals by tenor Douglas Jimerson and soprano Jill Worley. They will be joined by Gilmore's Light Ensemble, the Wildcat Regiment Band, and the St. Peter's Parish Choir. Together, these talented musicians will be playing period tunes once dear to the hearts of Johnny Reb and Billy Yank.

For more information, visit the Kennedy Center's website at or call the Kennedy Center directly at (202) 467-4600. Tickets are $25.00 for all seats. Because this is an exclusive one-time-only performance, seating is extremely limited.

WHAT: "Civil War Live," a Civil War-era concert to benefit battlefield preservation.

WHO: Vocalists Douglas Jimerson and Jill Worley, Gilmore's Light Ensemble, and others.

WHEN: Sunday, March 11, 2001 at 2 P.M.

WHERE: Terrace Theatre of the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F Street NW, Washington, DC.

With 35,000 members, CWPT is the largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization in the United States. Its goal is to preserve our nation's endangered Civil War sites and to promote appreciation of these hallowed grounds through education and heritage tourism. CWPT's website is located at


  • Jim Campi (CWPT)
    (202) 367-1861 


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