Cantus & Theater Latté Da: All Is Calm
A Truce between Allied Forces and German Soldiers and an Extraordinary Night of Camaraderie
Thursday, December 2Concert Hall 7:30 pm
$30, $25, $15; Five College/GCC/STCC students and youth 17 and under: $10
The Western Front, Christmas Eve, 1914. Out of the trenches comes a silence, then a song as a young German soldier steps into no man's land singing "stille Nacht." Thus begins a truce between allied forces and German soldiers and an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, and peace. Bringing this historical moment to life, Cantus and Theater Latté Da beautifully combine theater and music including new arrangements of European carols and war-songs for a capella voices.
"And if a classic work is marked by its capacity to stretch and deepen in meaning on repeated viewings, then 'All is Calm' seems destined to become timeless. Even without an ornament or a shred of red drapery anywhere on its stark set, 'All is Calm' has no peer in the Christmas theatrical sweepstakes—on the terms of celebrating the possibility of peace on earth, goodwill to all" (Graydon Royce, Minneapolis Star Tribune ".