The University of Missouri School of Music will present the premiere of Stefan Freund's oratorio The War Between Families and Neighbors: The Civil War in Missouri on April 24, 2014 in Jesse Hall on the MU campus. The combined forces of the MU Choral Union, the University Singers and the Columbia Civic Orchestra will perform, along with soloists Steven Tharp, tenor, Timothy Jones, bass-baritone, and Lindsey Lang, soprano, all under the baton of the University's Director of Choral Activities, R. Paul Crabb. The oratorio traces the role of Missouri in the Civil War and draws its text from contemporary sources including newspaper reporting, editorials, and eyewitness accounts. The performance will be accompanied by projections of the texts as well as artwork contributed by the Missouri State Historical Society.
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