John Gerlach


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2016 October 28

Cantus, male vocal ensemble. No Greater Love Than This: Depicting camaraderie, bravery, honor, elation, loss, and longing; words in common to all soldiers in times of both peace and war; and emotions shared between loved ones at home and across entire nations, delving into the bonds that have defined those willing to lay down their lives for others.

Performed Christine Donkin: In Flanders Fields; Isham Jones: We′re in the Army Now; George M. Cohan: Over There; R.P. Weston and Bert Lee: Goodbye; Leos Janácek: Ach, Vojna! (Ah, the Army!); Bolland & Bolland: In the Army Now; arr. Chris Foss: Songs of War and Protest Medley; Richard Peaslee: When I Would Muse in Boyhood; Bob Chilcott: Five Ways to Kill a Man; Timothy C. Takach: Luceat Eis; Antonín Dvorák: Goin′ Home; arr. Chris Foss: Army Life Medley; Lee Hoiby: Last Letter Home; William Whiting: Eternal Father, Strong to Save; Jeff Beal: Beneath Thin Blanket; Melissa Dunphy: What Do You Think I Fought for at Omaha Beach?; arr. Ron Jeffers: Waitin′ for the Dawn of Peace; John Lennon: Imagine


Cantus, noon recitals, John Gerlach


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