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Sunday, May 6, 2018 3:00 PM5:00 PM
The impact of the First World War is deeply reflected in American popular music of the era. In the first half of this program, Andover Choral Society will tell the story of the war's impact through popular song, featuring arrangements written for Andover Choral Society by Jerry Noble, a Massachusetts resident, accompanist, and arranger. The second half of the program will include contemporary settings of John McCrae's poem, "In Flanders Fields," and Siegfried Sassoon's poem "Everyone Sang," written by Sassoon shortly after the end of the war. Also on the program is Mack Wilberg's arrangement of "My Country 'Tis of Thee," which features words penned in 1832 by Samuel F. Smith, an Andover Theological Seminary student.