WEEKEND: Three concerts to commemorate Civil War sesquicentennial
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Sue Reid
Leslie Lewis leads the Community Chorus of Port Townsend in three concerts: tonight in Port Townsend, Sunday in Chimacum and Wednesday in Quilcene.

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Three concerts — two this weekend and another Wednesday — will mark the 150th anniversary of the Civil War.

The Community Chorus of Port Townsend and East Jefferson County will offer its spring program, “The Blue & the Gray: A Civil War Commemoration,” at three venues.

The first will be at 7:30 tonight at First Presbyterian Church, 1111 Franklin St., Port Townsend.

That will be followed by a 3:30 p.m. Sunday concert at the Lutheran Church of the Redeemer, 45 Redeemer Way, Chimacum.

At 7 p.m. Wednesday, the concert will be performed at the Quilcene School, 294715 U. S. Highway 101.

Tickets are a suggested $15 at the door.

Songs of the era

Leslie Lewis, the chorus' director, has assembled a varied program, with popular songs of the era such as “Beautiful Dreamer” and “Some Folks,” both by Stephen Foster, along with songs from both the Union and Confederate sides of the conflict, including African-American spirituals, and wartime songs.

Singers also will provide excerpts of Civil War speeches and letters.

A handmade quilt designed by chorus board member Linda Atkins will be the prize in a drawing whose winner will be announced in December. Tickets are $3.

For concert or raffle information, phone 360-385-1402 or visit www.PTchorus.org.

Last modified: April 11. 2013 5:40PM
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