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Concert Tribute to Veterans and Patriots Held Nov. 1

The Appalachian State University Chamber Singers and University Singers will present a concert titled “Veterans and Patriots, War and Peace” at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov 1 in Broyhill Music Center’s Rosen Concert Hall.

Admission is free.

The program will feature some American favorites as well as some lesser-known selections that highlight the experiences of both war and peace.

“We hope to be neither ‘hawks nor doves’ with this program,” says Dr. Stephen M. Hopkins, conductor of both groups. “Some of the texts deal with the harsh realities of war, some with spiritual war and peace, and others with patriotic fervor and the joys and responsibilities of being an American.”

Program selections include “America, the Beautiful,” “How Lovely are the Messengers,” “Flanders Fields,” “Johnny Aroo” (When Johnny Comes Marching Home), “Yankee Doodle,” “Concord Hymn,” “Soldier, Soldier Won’t You Marry Me,” “O Pray for the Peace of Jerusalem,” “Danny Boy,” “Anthem of Peace,” My Love’s in Germany,” “The Battle of Jericho,” and “A Jubilant Song.”

Also, the second movement of Leonard Bernstein’s “Chichester Psalms” will feature soloist Justin Daly, son of Joe and Mary Daly of Boone.

Justin Daly is a seventh-grade student at Hardin Park Elementary School.

The Chamber Singers is an auditioned ensemble of 24 students from the Hayes School of Music.

The University Singers is an auditioned ensemble of 64 singers whose members are pursuing a wide variety of degrees, both in and out of music.

Both groups perform regularly on campus and around the region.