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The Vermont Civil War Songbook

September 15, 2019
4:00 pm

The White Church on the Common
Image of Linda Radtke in performance

Singer and researcher Linda Radtke, dressed in period costume and joined by pianist Arthur Zorn, shares songs popular in Vermont during the Civil War as well as letters from Vermonters from the era. From sentimental songs about the girl back home to satirical ballads, Ms. Radtke traces the evolution of tone in Vermont popular song, from patriotic to elegiac as the war continued. The sheet music collection from the Vermont Historical Society is brought to life in this presentation. Radtke will read letters from local soldiers, dedicating songs to those from the area who served.


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Marjorie Hamrell
(802) 879-4028


The White Church on the Common
21 Brookside Rd
Westford, VT 05494 United States
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