Songs of World War I

Songs of WW1

A concert in partnership with the Andover Historical Society

Sunday, May 6, 2018, 3:00 pm
Veterans Memorial Auditorium

50 Bartlet St, Andover, MA
Map • Phone: 978-682-4050

With piano, trumpet, string bass, and drums.


About the Concert

The year 2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I, also known as the “Great War” and the “War to End All Wars.” In the first half of this program, Andover Choral Society tells the story of impact of the war through popular songs, featuring arrangements written for Andover Choral Society. The second half of the program features Stephen Chatman’s setting of John McCrae’s poem, In Flanders Fields, written in May 1915 during the second Battle of Ypres, and contemporary composer Craig Carnahan’s dramatic setting of Siegfried Sassoon’s poem Everyone Sang.The program concludes with a medley of United States Armed Forces songs and Irving Berlin’s Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, a setting of the Emma Lazarus poem The New Colossus.

The program will also include:
George M. CohanOver There
Irving BerlinGive Me Your Tired, Your Poor
Geoffrey O’HaraK-K-K-Katy
Jack Judge: It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Stephen ChatmanIn Flanders Fields
Craig CarnahanArmistice 1918 (Everyone Sang)

Deborah Selig, soprano
Deborah Selig