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War and Peace: A concert commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

War & Peace: A concert commemorating the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice

November 11 @ 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In honor of the 100th Anniversary of Armistice Day (the official end of World War I) the Calvary Chancel Choir & Orchestra, in collaboration with the San Francisco City Chorus, will present a very special concert entitled War & Peace on Veterans Day, Sunday, November 11, 2018, at 4 pm.

The program will feature two iconic masterpieces of the choral-orchestral repertoire, each dealing with the subject of war and peace: Joseph Haydn’s “Missa in Angustiis” (Mass in Time of Anguish), also known as “Lord Nelson Mass” and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ “Dona Nobis Pacem,” a setting of Walt Whitman’s civil-war era poetry. Haydn’s “Nelson” Mass was written while Napoleon’s armies had crossed the Alps and were threatening Vienna, and Vaughan Williams composed his “Dona Nobis Pacem” in 1936 in commemoration of the recent “great war” and amid fears of the next world war looming on the horizon. These transcendent masterworks are infused with a spirit of both the horror of war itself, and the hope of lasting peace.

Jennifer Paulino, Soprano. Lisa van der Ploeg, Alto. Michael Desnoyers, Tenor. Hadleigh Adams, Baritone. John Walko, Organist. Larry Marietta and Michael Conley, Conductors.

Veterans attend free of charge. Suggested donation price of $20. Tickets available online at: or at the door the day of the concert. Reception to follow in Calvin Hall. Childcare provided by RSVP. To reserve childcare contact Alison Faison at

Street Parking

Hourly parking restrictions suspended on weekends. Please keep your vehicle and valuables safe by locking your car and not leaving anything in plain sight.


Public Parking

The closest public parking lot is the California Pacific Medical Center – Pacific Campus parking garage, 2401 Clay Street (between Fillmore and Webster Streets). A discounted fee (flat rate of $8 for 4 hours) is available with a parking coupon available at the Front Desk the day of the concert.


Earlier Event: November 4
Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
Later Event: November 16
Peninsula Symphony-Stanford Concert