McDonough Choral Society http://tspr.org en Songs of Freedom, Hope & Destiny http://tspr.org/post/songs-freedom-hope-destiny <p>The McDonough Choral Society will be joined by a chamber ensemble in a world premiere performance on Monday, April 16.<br /><br />The composition <em>Songs of Freedom, Hope, and Destiny</em> was commissioned by the choral group to celebrate its 10th anniversary. Western Illinois University School of Music professor Randall Faust spent three years writing the piece.<br /><br />The work combines original music with text taken from 19th Century Illinois literature, including words penned by poet John Howard Bryant and President Abraham Lincoln.<br /> Thu, 12 Apr 2012 23:56:26 +0000 Rich Egger 13427 at http://tspr.org Songs of Freedom, Hope & Destiny