VETERANS SONGBOOK PROJECT FINAL CONCERT
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Christ Church Cathedral
Free and open to the public
HGOco’s Veterans Songbook Project (2014–17) gives voice to the stories of Houston-based men and women who have served our country and to their loved ones, sparking a community-wide conversation about conflict, courage, strength, sacrifice, and hope.
HGOco partners include Goodwill, Grace After Fire, U.S. VETS, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Carpetbag Theater Company, Multicultural Education and Counseling through the Arts, and Writers In The Schools. This concert will feature the music set to the text resulting from the storytelling and writing workshops held at these organizations, as well as additional works created from interviews and archival research of wartime efforts.
In addition, this capstone event includes spoken-word performances by veterans, created in partnership with Applied Theatre at the Alley and Max Rayneard from The Telling Project. Selected works to be featured by the following composers:
Mary Carol Warwick
Ryan Adam Wells