Newport’s own Swanhurst Chorus will present “Music for Patriots and Politicians: Songs of the American Civil War” in commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg. The concert will feature many historic, and little performed, pieces of the era, as well as a stirring setting of Vachel Lindsay’s poem, “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight” and concluding with “The Battle Hymn of the Republic”.
The concert will take place on Sunday, May 19th at 3 PM at the historic Redwood Library at 50 Bellevue Avenue in Newport. (map) Parking is available at both lots on Redwood Street. Tickets are $15; $10 Students (K-16).