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Choirs and Symphonic Band perform a Tribute to Veterans, Monday, Nov. 12 at 8 p.m.

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Ohio choirs and Symphonic Band to pay tribute to veterans in free concert on Nov. 12

Ohio University’s School of Music celebrates United States veterans with a concert, “A Tribute to Veterans,” featuring the Ohio University Symphonic Band, The Singing Men of Ohio and The Ohio Women’s Ensemble in the Templeton Blackburn Memorial Auditorium at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12. Admission is free and open to the public.

“Our students and faculty performers are inspired to pay tribute to the men and women in the armed services past and present this Veterans Day by doing what we do best, on stage for the community, to honor the experiences and memories of those who serve,” said Paul Mayhew, director of the OHIO Women's Ensemble.

The concert will feature excerpts from the "The Testament of Freedom" by Randall Thompson, a setting of four texts by Thomas Jefferson, the “Armed Forces Salute,” service hymns for each branch of the U.S. military and conclude with a patriotic favorite, “America the Beautiful,” arranged for a combined chorus and band.

The Ohio University Symphonic Band is conducted by Dr. Richard Suk, The Singing Men of Ohio is conducted by Dr. Bradley Naylor and The Ohio Women’s Ensemble is directed by Dr. Paul Mayhew.