Heidelberg University School of Music is to present "Tribute to American Veterans," a concert of patriotic and freedom-themed music, at 7 p.m. Nov. 12 at the Ohio Memorial Chapel of Tiffin Developmental Center.
The school's Community Chorus, under the direction of Paul Mayhew, and its Symphonic Band, under the direction of John Owen, are to combine forces for the program.
The music is to include a medley of service hymns for the U.S. Air Force, Army, Coast Guard, Marines and Navy.
The featured work of the evening is to be Randall Thompson's "Testament of Freedom," a setting of four Thomas Jefferson texts for band and chorus. The evening is to conclude with Peter Wilhousky's setting of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Heidelberg's Singing Collegians, which Mayhew also directs, is to kick off the program with a performance of the National Anthem. Local veterans organizations are scheduled to present the colors.
Owen said the Heidelberg ensembles are excited to provide this salute to veterans and a program that will have broad appeal to an audience that differs from the standard.
"This music is excellent. The text is terrific and fascinating," Owen said.
The concert is free. A freewill offering to benefit the Developmental Center and the School of Music is to be taken.
Heidelberg invites veterans to reserve special seating for themselves and their families by contacting Patricia Page at (419) 448-2073. Wheelchair assistance and handicap accessibility is available.