And Non Shall be Afraid: A Concert for Peace
And None Shall Be Afraid: A Concert For Peace
Boise Area Choirs, Kachemak Chorale and Nashua High School North Concert Choir under the direction of the composer, Dr. Paul A. Aitken and with Stephen P. Kuykendall at the organ.
The concert will be accompanied by the Concordia orchestra, prepared by maestro Martijn Vanhees.
Please do join us for this beautiful free concert at St. Michael's Church in Ghent starting at 6pm!
The 3 participating choirs coming from the US will have the opportunity to be part of a massed choral event presenting one of Dr. Aitken’s newest major works, And None Shall be Afraid as well as perform “Flanders Fields” under the direction of the composer.
“In Flanders Fields” is a famous war poem written during WWI by Canadian physician, Lieutenant-Colonel John McCrae. From an early age, Paul Aitken was inspired by this poem and set it for SATB choir for submission to the first-ever Raymond W. Brock Student Composition Competition - a competition Dr. Aitken ultimately won as the first-ever recipient of the prestigious award. In the past 20 years, Aitken’s setting of “Flanders Fields” has sold tens of thousands of copies and is now available for TTBB and SSAA choirs. In Belgium, participating choirs will have the opportunity for a meaningful and educational immersion experience as they learn from the composer-in-Residence and journey through areas of Belgium steeped in historical significance from where this poem emulates. A significant highlight will be a performance and wreath laying at Flanders Field Cemetery as well as participation in the Last Post Ceremony.