MARQUETTE, Mich.— "Echoes of War," a vocal and instrumental performance event related to the One Book One Community selection The Lazarus Project, will be held at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in Reynolds Recital Hall. It is free and open to the public.
The program includes the Bosnian, Serbian and Croatian national anthems in their original languages, folk songs and readings. NMU music professor Rob Engelhart is coordinating the event and will also sing. He will be joined by colleague Barbara Rhyneer on violin, NMU vocal students and a cellist.
"With the national anthems sung at first in an innocent, lyric manner amid the folk songs, the eventual clashing and competitiveness we have planned at the end may portray the tragedy of ethnic conflict, and a vocal duet of the Benedictus will point toward a hopeful future," said Engelhart.