The final chorus-only concert of the season will feature political and vocal art composer Melissa Dumphy’s What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? This powerful work is based on public testimony given before the Maine Senate by Phillip Spooner in a hearing to discuss the Marriage Equality Bill on April 22, 2009. “What do you think I fought for at Omaha Beach? For freedom and equality. These are the values that make America a great nation, one worth dying for.”
The program includes Randall Thompson’s Peaceable Kingdom, an inspirational and moving setting of Psalm 91 by Evelyn Simpson Curenton, and Eric Nelson’s What does the Lord Require? The text from Micah 8 exhorts us to “do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God.” Also on the program is Mike Sammes’ setting of the poignant poem For the Fallen, by Laurence Binyon, written in 1914. Finally, Workin’ for the Dawn of Peace is Ron Jeffers’ arrangement of two Civil War era songs, Two Brothers and Tentin’ Tonight.
Good Samaritan Episcopal Church
La Jolla Symphony & Chorus