All Is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914
By Peter Rothstein
With musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach
Produced by Cantus, Theater Latté Da and Hennepin Theatre Trust
The Western Front, Christmas, 1914. Out of the violence comes a silence, then a song. A German soldier steps into No Man’s Land singing Stille Nacht. Thus begins an extraordinary night of camaraderie, music, peace. Based on a remarkable true story, featuring the highly acclaimed vocal ensemble Cantus. The work is created from letters, war journals, and the poetry and songs of World War I that tell the remarkable story of the Christmas Truce of World War I, where enemy soldiers put down their weapons, stepped into No Man’s Land and celebrated Christmas together, engaging in the transformative gift of music, friendship and peace.