National Hits of World War I to be featured this Friday at SWOSU Recital

“Songs of the Soldiers and Sailors: Local and National Hits of World War I” will be the theme of a faculty recital this Friday, October 13, at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.

The 6 p.m. free concert will be held in the Ed and Winnie Ola Berrong Recital Hall and feature SWOSU faculty Dr. Kristin Griffeath, soprano; Dr. Robin Griffeath, tenor; and Janis South, piano.

This past April of 2017 marked the 100-year anniversary of the United States’ entrance into World War I.  The recital will have music that tells the American story of the war years. 

A brief opening lecture will contextualize local and national song production. Historical sheet music cover art will also be displayed. Sing-a-long participation in the rousing choruses will allow audience members to actively connect to this vital chapter of American history. 

For additional information, contact the SWOSU Music Department at 580.774.3708.