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Gonzaga University Concert Choir:

Gonzaga University Concert Choir: "A Child of Our Time"

Event Details:

The 65 singers of the Gonzaga University Concert Choir and 40 professional instrumentalists of Incendo Music Ensemble present a dramatic performance of Michael Tippett’s A Child of Our Time. Composed in 1939-1941, this secular oratorio is inspired by events in Germany: the arrest of a young Jewish refugee for assassination of a German diplomat and ensuing Kristallnacht. Tippett’s composition uses five African American spirituals interspersed throughout the work to convey hope in the face of oppression. A pacifist message of reconciliation and understanding underscores the drama, engaging with issues of our time and leaving listeners with a sense of hope and purpose.

Performed in English with supertitles and projected imagery.


Stephen Paulus, Hymn to the Eternal Flame (5 minutes)

Michael Tippett, A Child of Our Time (65 minutes)




Amy Porter, soprano


Taylor Hillary Boykins, mezzo soprano


    Tommy Bocchi, tenor                   


Charles Wesley Evans, baritone


Timothy Westerhaus, conductor 


Ticket Information:

Ticket Prices: $18 adult , $8 student. Tickets may be purchased with personalized service at the Box Office of Martin Woldson Theater at The Fox, 1001 West Sprague Avenue, or by calling 509-624-1200. They are also available online and at all TicketsWest outlets.



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The performance of A Child of Our Time has been made possible in part by a SAGA grant from the Spokane Arts Fund.




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