Rochester Oratorio Society will mark the 100th anniversary of the U.S. entering World War I with “Poetry for Peace” at 7:30 p.m. March 24 in Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 N. Plymouth Ave., Rochester.
The concert will feature ROS, bass baritone Jan Opalach, soprano Kearstin Piper Brown and the Nazareth College Choir, directed by Mark Zeigler, performing “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a setting of Walt Whitman poetry composed by Ralph Vaughan Williams.
The U.S. entered WWI on April 6, 1917. Whitman’s poetry from Drum Taps is the composer’s response to events he witnessed as an ambulance driver starting in 1915. The performance will include other poems relating to the time period and the war.
Tickets start at $25.
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