On Friday, June 2 at 7 pm, Wanda Burch, John Kenosian and Gisella Montanez-Case will present a program of words and music: HOME VOICES: The American Civil War Experience through Words and Music at the Upstate Chapel, 63 Cliff Street, Canajoharie.
Wanda Burch, historian & writer and John Kenosian, singer/songwriter, received a Saratoga Arts Community Arts individual artist grant for the presentation of performances of HOME VOICES in Montgomery County.
Joining Wanda and John will be Gisella Montanez-Case, soprano. The program will present excerpts from original letters to and from the Civil War soldier’s loved ones, accompanied by original words and music by John Kenosian.
The letters are based on a new book by Wanda Burch, The Home Voices Speak Louder than the Drums: Dreams and the Imagination in Civil War Letters and Memoirs (McFarland Publishers)
Audience participation is encouraged on additional traditional songs from the period. $10 suggested donation at the door. For further information, contact Wanda Burch at (518) 281-4937 or email@example.com.
Photo: Wanda Burch and John Kenosian, provided.