The Cayuga Vocal Ensemble, directed by Carl Johengen, presents “Spring Writes: A Civil War Commemoration” on Sunday, May 3 at 4:00 pm, First Presbyterian Church, corner of North Cayuga/East Court streets in Ithaca.


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A one-of-kind event marking the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War. The program includes Carol Kammen, Tompkins County Historian and member of the Civil War Sesquicentenial Commission, reading letters by local citizens including Carol Kammen, reflecting on the events of 1865, interspersed with music of the period, spirituals, and settings of poetry by Walt Whitman and others. The CVE will be joined by guitarist Michael Meyer and pianist Kerry Mizrahi Please join us for this powerful performance. A Reception follows the concert.

Tickets: Adult $15 preconcert, $18 at the door; $5 students; kids 12 and under free. Available at Hickey’s Music, Dey & Adams streets; and Pastimes Antiques in Dewitt Mall, Ithaca. Also at

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Jeff Stein is the founder and former editor of the Ithaca Voice.