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Muehleisen: But Who Shall Return Us Our Children?: A Kipling Passion

This spring, Choral Arts NW reprises the revised version of this concert-length oratorio for choir with vocal soloists and chamber orchestra composed by CANW’s 2016-17 Composer-in-Residence, John Muehleisen.

This work commemorates the centennial of World War I by focusing on the historical account of Lieutenant John Kipling’s 1915 death at the Battle of Loos, and its impact on his famous parents, Rudyard and Carrie Kipling. The narrative touches on a number of issues relevant to our own time, and places special focus on the challenges faced by warriors and their families.

Friday 3/9 - 5PM, First Congregational Church, Portland

Sunday 3/11 - 3PM, Plymouth Congregational Church, Seattle