Ralph Vaughan Williams: Dona Nobis Pacem

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Ralph Vaughan Williams Dona Nobis Pacem
Sunday, March 12, 2017 4:30 p.m.
St. Luke Catholic Church
McLean, VA
TICKETS: $25-$35. Student and group discounts available. Purchase tickets here.

The poetry of Walt Whitman and the liturgical prayer “Dona Nobis Pacem” (Grant us Peace) are beautifully set to music in Dona Nobis Pacem by Ralph Vaughan Williams. This moving cantata written in 1936 cries out for reconciliation in that anxious time between the first and second world wars and speaks to us today. This concert will feature promising singer soloists selected through The City Choir of Washington’s “Young American Artists” program. This concert will also feature a partnership with another outstanding area high school group: the James Madison High School Madrigals (Ms. Claire Rowan, Director), the very same school where Maestro Shafer launched his teaching career in 1968.