Our Lest We Forget concert commemorates the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I and will be performed at Trinity Lutheran Church on November 11 at 2:30 pm.
We’ll remember those who fought, served and died in that war, and also pay tribute to all war veterans. We'll seek to feed the souls of our audience by touching their hearts with the healing power of today’s beautiful music as music of the Great War did for those who lived then.
Camerata conductor Paulo Gomes, bassoonist Eric Miller and pianist Sheila Keyes will present music by contemporary composers from eastern and western regions of the world. The repertoire features works composed by Egil Hovland, Ola Gjeilo, Pēteris Vasks, Ēriks Ešenvalds, Jake Runestad, Michael Remson, Craig Hella Johnson, and Moses Hogan. The pieces were chosen for their haunting beauty as well as their invitation to personally reflect and seek a deeper meaning.
The war songs of a century ago had a similar purpose, to strengthen morale and encourage those who were suffering to keep hoping for a better world. The audience will be an active part of the music by learning and singing patriotic songs of World War I and the present day, followed by live quotes from veterans in the audience, during the performance. We will celebrate how peace and love can change society one song at a time, and especially from within us in the power of the human voice.