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An Evening with Ralph Vaughn Williams

The Columbia Civic Orchestra and Columbia Chorale come together to present a program of music by English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams. The orchestra opens the concert with two contrasting works, Vaughan Williams’ jovial English Folk Song Suite and gorgeous Fantasia on Themes of Thomas Tallis. Then the Chorale joins the Orchestra for a performance of Vaughan Williams’ cantata Dona Nobis Pacem, which combines secular texts of Walt Whitman along with religious passages while pleading “on earth peace, goodwill to men.”