Civil War in song

The Northern Lights Choir sing in Glen McClure’s “Promised Land: An Adirondack Folk Opera” Friday at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. The ballad tells the story of the North Country’s struggle for equality before the start of the Civil War. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)
From left, George Cordes (Apollos “Paul” Smith), Will Gray (political activist) and Kimberly Weems (Mary Brown) perform. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)
Kearstin Piper Brown plays Anna Epps and delivers an operatic yet soulful performance. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)
From left, Dr. Lionel Woods (John Thomas), Jason Alexander Holmes (Lyman Epps) and Kearstin Piper Brown (Anna Epps) perform in the concert version of composer Glen McClure’s “Promised Land: An Adirondack Folk Opera” Friday at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. (Enterprise Photo — Griffin Kelly)
The Northern Lights Choir sing in Glen McClure’s “Promised Land: An Adirondack Folk Opera” Friday at St. Bernard’s Church in Saranac Lake. The ballad tells the story of the North Country’s struggle for equality before the start of the Civil War. (Enterprise photo — Griffin Kelly)

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