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A Child of Our Time: A Protest against Persecution and Tyranny - A Message of Peace

The 65 singers of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir and 40 professional instrumentalists of Incendo Music Ensemble present a dramatic performance of Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Composed in 1939-1941, this secular oratorio is inspired by events in Germany: the arrest of a young Jewish refugee for assassination of a German diplomat and ensuing Kristallnacht. Tippett’s composition uses five African American spirituals interspersed throughout the work to convey hope in the face of oppression. A pacifist message of reconciliation and understanding underscores the drama, engaging with issues of our time and leaving listeners with a sense of hope and purpose.

Performed in English with supertitles and projected imagery.


Stephen Paulus, Hymn to the Eternal Flame (5 minutes)
Michael Tippett, A Child of Our Time (65 minutes)


Amy Porter, soprano
Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo soprano
Tommy Bocchi, tenor
Charles Wesley Evans, baritone

Gonzaga University Concert Choir
Incendo Music Ensemble
Timothy Westerhaus, conductor

When: Saturday, April 28th @ 7:30 pm
Where: Fox Theater | 1001 W Sprague Ave, Spokane, WA 99201
Admission: $15 adult , $5 student | Buy Tickets

The Second Annual Winter Arts Festival at Cross Keys : A Musical Valentine

Join us for a Valentine-themed afternoon of music. We'll be tackling the Liebeslieder Waltzer, Op. 52 by Brahms, selections from the repertoire of Rodgers & Hammerstein, et al! This concert will feature soprano Deborah Saunders, baritone Troy Clark, tenor Henry William Hubbard, yours truly, and pianists Jane Donnelly and Chang Shen.

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Opera To Go: The Life of Marian Anderson

I'll be back for round two of this year's Opera To Go outreach program recounting the inspiring life of Marian Anderson! This lecture recital takes the listener through key events in Marian's life, sprinkled with art songs, arias, and more, that were influential in her development as an artist, person, and humanitarian. The performances will take place at various locations throughout the Baltimore Public School System and Senior Centers in the community from November 2017 - April of 2018. 

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