Words To Music: Compassion
Words to Music is a project in which poetry written by local students is set to
music by area composers. The La Crosse Chamber Chorale, with grant
assistance from the La Crosse Public Education Foundation and in partnership
with the School District of La Crosse, extended the discussion of compassion
that began with the La Crosse Compassion Project by making compassion the
theme of our ninth Words to Music project. Over 200 area students submitted
poems based on the theme of compassion. The poems were coded to preserve
anonymity and given to area composers who each chose one to become the
text of a new musical work. The world premieres of these new works were
presented by the La Crosse Chamber Chorale at our November 2014 "The
Energies of Love" concerts.
Words to Music was made
possible in part by grant support
from the La Crosse Public
Words to Music Poets
Composer A. Eric Heukeshoven
explains part of the "And They
Have Lies" score to poet
Composer Mary Ellen Haupert meeting with
Anna Durall' and her mother Diana. Haupert set
Anna's poem "We Should Live" to music.
Composer Nancy Matchett and
poet Samantha Van Der Molen
met to talk about "Compassion."
Member of the United Fund for the
Arts and Humanities.
This concert series is supported in part by a
grant from the Wisconsin Arts Board with funds
from the State of Wisconsin and the National
Endowment for the Arts.
La Crosse Chamber Chorale
124 23rd St S
La Crosse, WI 54601