MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - This Sunday is Veterans Day, and the Northern Michigan University choir is holding a special concert to celebrate.
The Veterans Day concert will take place in the Reynolds Recital Hall at 3 p.m. and feature both the University Choir and NMU Arts Chorale. As well as the Far North brass quintet. Together, they will perform music that honors veterans from all our nations’ wars. Including music from Revolutionary War composer William Billings.
Along with patriotic music, NMU student veterans from each military branch will tell stories of their time in the service. During the concert, University President Fritz Erickson will present the presidential coin to a student veteran.
“I think it's important, obviously, to honor our veterans and all that they've given to us to help us live our wonderful lives here in America,” said Erin Colwitz, Director of Choirs and Professor of Music at NMU. “But, for us, we do it through our music. That's why we've chosen to do this today. It's through our voices that we're able to honor them and we hope that people will be receptive.”
The concert is free to attend and they will be taking donations to the Jacobetti Home for Veterans. The concert will also be livestreamed from NMU's music department website at https://www.nmu.edu/music/live-performances.
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