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Recurring Event Event Series: Civil War & Emancipation Day (CWED)

Sacred Nine Project – Libby Prison

April 1 @ 1:00 pm 2:00 pm


Sacred Nine Project – Libby Prison

Richmond’s Libby Prison was one of the most infamous of Civil War prisons, yet despite their terrible surroundings, Union officers found ways to cope. Through this musical program, which uses strains of the “Battle Hymn of the Republic” and other period songs in combination with excerpts from the prisoners’ own Libby Chronicle, discover a story of hope and endurance.

This event is free to the public and will be held in the foundry next to our tredegar location

(Musical settings and arrangements of antebellum songs and texts by Dr. C. Leonard Raybon)

Accompanist: Charles Staples

Featuring: Charles Mukaida, Tenor I, Evan Heiter, Tenor II, Ryan Tibbetts, Bass I, and C. Leonard Raybon, Bass II, and members of the Central Virginia Masterworks Chorale