Voices of the Mountains Concert

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“In Flanders Fields” Pays Homage To Veterans

Bristol, VA – Voices of the Mountains Director W. Patrick Flannagan is proud to announce their 2016-2017 Season solo concert “In Flanders Fields” on Saturday, October 29, 2016 at 7:30pm at Central Presbyterian Church in Bristol, VA.

The annual Voices of the Mountains Concert showcases the outstanding talent within the choral component of Symphony of the Mountains.

In Flanders Fields Poem

In Flanders Fields Poem

“In Flanders Fields”, one of the pieces to be performed, was inspired by a poem turned into a choir piece of the same name written by Canadian physician Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. As McCrae was presiding over the funeral of a friend and fellow soldier who died during WWI, he was moved to write “In Flanders Fields”. With its visions of the iconic red poppies, it is the most popular and most quoted poem of WWI.

Other repertoire includes “The Road Home” by Paulus, “Dona Nobis Pacem: Reconciliation” by Vaughn-Williams and the famous “Battle Hymn of the Republic.”

Performed in the beautiful Central Presbyterian Church sanctuary, the crystalline voices will soar to the apex of the church and fill the hall with music and remembrance.

Concert tickets are just $15 and may be purchased by calling our Box Office at (423) 392-8423 or visiting our website at SymphonyoftheMountains.org. Concert tickets will be available at the door the evening of the concert.

Voices of the Mountains 2014

Voices of the Mountains 2014

Voices of the Mountains is an auditioned regional choir of Symphony of the Mountains. If you are interested in auditioning to become a member, please contact the Symphony of the Mountains office at (423) 392-8423.

Sponsored by: Blowing Rock Chamber of Commerce, C. Bascom Slemp Foundation, Eastman Chemical Company, Eastman Credit Union, James & Laura Rogers Foundation, Mr. & Mrs. Thomas D. McGlothlin, Marcia & Marvin Gilliam, Jr. Foundation, The Estate of James C. Martin In Memory of Mary B. Martin, National Endowment for the Arts, Pro-Art Association, Tennessee Arts Commission, United Companies Charitable Foundation, Women’s Symphony Committee

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If you would like more information about the concert or to schedule an interview with Cornelia Laemmli Orth or Dr. W. Patrick Flannagan, please contact Melissa Roberts at (423) 392-8423 or email Melissa@SymphonyOfTheMountains.org