Performance and Sing-Along: Songs of the Civil War
Washington Revels Heritage Voices
Saturday, October 5, 2pm
The George Washington University Museum and the Textile Museum
701 21st Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20052
Join us for an afternoon of Civil War-era songs by the Washington Revels Heritage Voices and sing along on familiar melodies. The Civil War played an instrumental role in the development of an American national identity, inspiring songwriting on both sides of the conflict, as amateurs and professionals wrote new, timely lyrics to old English, Scottish, and Irish ballads as well as original compositions. In addition to the performance and sing-along, enjoy a tour of the museum's special exhibition Songs of the Civil War featuring original sheet music from the era, including three songs performed by the Heritage Voices. Registration required: $10 museum members, $15 public.