August 4, 1964

July 31, 2020
President Lyndon B. Johnson Photo. Photo by Arnold Newman.

President Lyndon B. Johnson Photo. Photo by Arnold Newman.

On this week's Prairie Performances, Friday at 7 pm on WILL-FM 90.9, hear Steven Stucky’s oratorio “August 4, 1964” with the University of Illinois Oratorio Society, the Chamber Singers, Women’s Glee and the University of Illinois Symphony. The work specifically follows the events of August 4, 1964 during Lyndon Johnson's presidency, including the Gulf of Tonkin Incident and the discovered bodies of three murdered civil rights workers in Neshoba County, Mississippi.

August 4, 1964 (4/29/16)

University of Illinois Choral Ensembles
University of Illinois Symphony
Andrew Megill, conductor
Soloists are: Ollie Watts Davis, soprano; Kathleen Flynn, mezzo-soprano; Scott Williamson, tenor; and David Newman, baritone.

Verdi | Stabat Mater
Brahms | Nanie
Steven Stuckey | Oratorio-"August 4, 1964"

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