Men's Vocal Ensemble Group Cantus to Perform for Secrest Series
8:41am Nov 13, 2013
All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Peter Rothstein, with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy Takach, is based on a true story that took place during the first winter of World War I. Next week, Minneapolis-based Theatre Latte Da brings All is Calm to the Triad. They’ll be joined in performance by the internationally acclaimed men’s vocal ensemble Cantus with patriotic tunes, trench songs, medieval Scottish ballads, and holiday carols from England, Wales, France and Germany.
Music played a formative role in establishing the famous truce of 1914. British and German troops were dug into their respective trenches, and morale had plummeted to new lows as both sides realized that they would not be coming home for Christmas. Cantus tenor Aaron Humble and bass Chris Foss spoke with David Ford. The Minneapolis-based Theatre Late Da and Cantus will perform All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 by Peter Rothstein on Thursday night, November 21st at 7:30 PM in Brendle Recital Hall at Wake Forest University. It’s part of the Secrest Performance Series.