Partner Event

Music and the Civil War

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Partner Event
May 5, 2018
8:00pm
Atlanta Master Chorale
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts at Emory University
1700 North Decatur Road
Atlanta, GA 30322

civ·il
ˈsiv(ə)l
adjective: civil
1. relating to ordinary citizens and their concerns
· (of disorder or conflict) occurring between citizens of the same country.

It was the war which defined who we would become as a country. A war of ideas and ideals. Of what we had been as colonies and what we could become as a nation. It laid bare our divisions and forged our path towards becoming a more perfect union. In this very special concert, Atlanta Master Chorale will be joined by master storyteller Tom Key, Artistic Director of Theatrical Outfit, for an evening of songs of the Civil War—of North and South, Blue and Gray, Battlefield and Home, Slave and Free. The songs and spirituals will be presented alongside poetry and contemporary letters that offer a glimpse into the struggle of our nation more than 150 years ago. Join us as we remember how far we’ve come, and the work which still lies before us.