March 21, 2017
Join Choral Arts Northwest (Plymouth’s artists-in-residence) 8 pm, Friday, March 24, for the world premiere of But Who Shall Return Us Our Children?: A Kipling Passion. Based on extensive research of Kipling and his family’s wartime woes and inspired by Kipling's true, personal stories, Seattle-based composer John Muehleisen and CANW's Robert Bode commissioned this powerful, concert length oratorio for choir and chamber orchestra to honor the Kipling family and their private tragedy, as relevant and universal today as it was a century ago.
Featuring nationally renowned soloists Charles Robert Stephens (bass) as Rudyard Kipling, Kim Giordano (soprano) as his wife Carrie and Eric Neuville (tenor) as their son John, Muehleisen uses the passion form to explore how we might find healing in the face of unspeakable tragedy. In so doing, the work seeks to honor and bring voice to the often-silent suffering of our veterans and their families. Discount tickets available for Plymouth at ChoralArtsNW.org with this code: PLYMOUTHUCC.Subscribe