THE PASSION of Rudyard Kipling by John Muehleisen

But Who Shall Return Us Our Children? – THE PASSION of Rudyard Kipling
by John Muehleisen

Collaboration with the National World War I Museum

Journalist, poet, novelist, and Nobel Prize winner Rudyard Kipling is best known for works of fiction like “The Jungle Book,” “Kim,” and his many short stories. Less well known is the impact the First World War had on Kipling and how it irrevocably changed his family. In this new oratorio, American composer John Muehleisen explores the costs of war from the point of view of the families left behind. Weaving letters, prose and poetry into a one-hour passion setting, the work explores how the devastated Kiplings find peace in the wake of son John’s September 1915 death at the Battle of Loos at age 18. Scored for soprano, tenor, and bass soloists with choir and chamber orchestra, this moving world premiere shines a new spotlight on the sacrifice of not only our warriors, but their families.

Saturday, April 29, 7:30 pm

J.C. Nichols Auditorium, National World War I Museum
Kansas City, MO

WWI Museum

World War I Museum

100 W 26th Street
Kansas City, MO 64108

Sunday, April 30, 3:00 pm

Village Presbyterian Church
Prairie Village, KS

Village Pres.

Village Presbyterian Church

6641 Mission Road
Prairie Village, KS 66208

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