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With Heart and Voice: Remembrance and Reconciliation

Nov 5, 2018

With Heart and Voice ® Program 1845

Suggested Broadcast: Sunday, November 11, 2018

On November 11, 2018 the world observes the 100th anniversary of the conclusion of “The War to End All Wars” with concerts, art exhibits, rallies and other events. On this edition of With Heart and Voice, we’ll mark the solemn observance of the centennial of the World War I Armistice, with : Remembrance and Reconciliation was the opening event of the 2018 American Guild of Organists National Convention, recorded at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City.

Hosted by the National World War One Museum and Memorial in Kansas City, Missouri and the American Guild of Organists, the program includes the world premiere performance of The Great War Requiem by Ben Spalding (b. 1983) and excerpts from A Kipling Passion by John Muehleisen with narration by Matthew Naylor, President and CEO of the National World War I Museum and Memorial.

On November 11, 1918 at 11 a.m. – the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month – the Armistice that ended World War One was signed in Compiègne, France. More than four years of conflict in 40 countries resulted in nearly 16 million deaths, the development of new offensive weapons including poison gas, and the establishment of the League of Nations. The program honors Leonard Bernstein’s call to action, “This will be our reply to violence: to make music more intensely, more beautifully, more devotedly than ever before.”

Join Peter DuBois as we listen to powerful music for the occasion.

Saint Charles de Potyze, the largest French military cemetery in Belgium, contains 4,200 graves, including 69 Islamic tombs.
Credit Flickr photo by VISITFLANDERS