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"Marching Orders," a program of Civil War music with narration using words of Abraham Lincoln, will be presented at 3 p.m. Sunday in the Great Hall at Trinity Lutheran Church, 600 S. Water St. in Kent.
This tribute concert pays homage to the 150th anniversary commemorations of the Civil War and the Emancipation Proclamation. The Trinity Lutheran Chancel and Cantate Choirs and Trinity Ringers will present patriotic, marching and folk songs as well as spirituals of the era. The musical portions of the program will be interspersed with photos and explanations of Civil War sites and re-enactments presented by Denny Reiser. Audience members will be asked to participate in familiar versions of "Dixie," "Wait for the Wagon" and "Battle Hymn of the Republic."
Reiser is a retired teacher who has combined his love of Ohio, history, traveling and photography into presentations about Ohio canals, presidents, railroads and other topics of Ohio interest. His photos have appeared in Cuyahoga Valley National Park publications and in several books. He has served as a "walk and talk" ranger in the CVNP and has photographed many Civil War sites that have connections to Ohio for the 150th anniversaries.
The program is free and open to the public.