St. Mark’s Concert on Nov. 11 to Honor Vets and End of WWI

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A special musical celebration at St. Mark’s United Methodist Church on Sunday, Nov. 11, will honor veterans and observe the centennial of the end of World War I.

The concert, featuring the St.Mark’s chancel choir as well as piano, organ and solo vocals, starts at 3 pm. The community concert is free and open to the public.

Called “A Celebration of peace in a time of war,” the program will include music and words to honor veterans and American ideals.

The concert will occur on the very day when the armistice was signed 100 years ago ending the four bloody years of World War I.

According to Scott Claussen, St. Mark’s music director, the program will feature primarily American composers of music written in the early part of the 20th century. It will include organ, piano, choral and solo vocal music as well as readings that remind, honor and inspire us as a people and nation.”

Claussen added, “With an eye toward peace, we remember the strength we as a nation have developed to fight, even within ourselves, for the ideas of freedom and democracy in an ever changing world.”

The concert, part of St. Mark’s Sunday afternoon series, is supported by the Talbot County Arts Council and based on a grant by the Maryland State Arts Council. A free will offering also will be received to help cover costs.

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