A Musician-led Initiative to fight hunger in our local communities

Appleton Concerts

Catherine Kautsky, Artistic Director
Friday, November 11. 2016 . 8pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Performers
Lawrence Concert Choir, Cantala Women’s Choir, Viking Chorale
Speaking Out

On the heels of the most divisive presidential election in memory, Lawrence’s nationally-recognized choirs present “Speaking Out.” The performance will explore vocal music’s ability to make a difference by bringing communities together to provoke change or to heal wounds. The program will feature songs that have toppled empires, roused nations to revolt, called us to account for our failures to live up to our dream and shown us our better selves.

Three upcoming concerts, all in the Lawrence Memorial Chapel, will be dedicated to  benefiting the St. Joseph Food Program. Audience members are encouraged to make a charitable donation — monetary or a non-perishable food item. All monetary donations are tax deductible, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to St. Joseph Food Program.

Saturday, November 12 . 2016 . 8pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Performers
Lawrence Wind Ensemble and Symphonic Band
On the Shoulders of Giants

The concert honors both the wind ensemble’s world premiere of a work by the same name written by Lawrence graduate David Werfelmann as well as the caliber of the program’s other composers. The wind ensemble also will perform Gustav Holst’s masterpiece “Hammersmith.” The symphonic band program features works by composing giants in the genre — Norman Dello Joio, John Barnes Chance and Michael Daugherty.

All monetary donations are tax deductible, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to St. Joseph Food Program.

Tuesday, November 15 . 2016 . 8pm
Lawrence Memorial Chapel, Lawrence University, Appleton, WI
Performers
Lawrence Symphony Orchestra
Lawrence Symphony Orchestra

The 80-member orchestra will perform Johannes Brahms’ 1877 “Symphony No. 2” and Christopher Theofanidis’ 2003 “Rainbow Body.”

All monetary donations are tax deductible, with 100 percent of the proceeds going directly to St. Joseph Food Program. This marks the fourth year Lawrence has participated in the Music for Food program. Last year Lawrence concerts generated more than $1,350 and 75 pounds of donated food for St. Joe’s.