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Nelson Mandela remembered through celebration in Evanston

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There will be a free memorial service for Nelson Mandela on Tuesday, December 17, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. at the Nichols Concert Hall, the Music Institute of Chicago in Evanston. Sponsored by the Music Institute of Chicago, the City of Evanston, Evanston Community Foundation, Second Baptist Church of Evanston and Northwestern University, the performance will be in celebration of Mandela's life with singing, music, prayer and reflection.

The program will include an Invocation by Reverend Robert H. Oldershaw, Pastor Emeritus, St. Nicholas Church, Evanston

Speakers: Thoughts and reflections on the life and legacy of Nelson Mandela

Music: String Quartet, Op. 74 in E-flat Major by Ludwig van Beethoven
Music Institute of Chicago String Faculty:
Sang Mee Lee and Ellen McSweeney, violins;
Aimee Biasiello, viola; David Cunliffe, cello

Choral selections

Prayer for Mandela (1988) by Timothy Geller
Chelsea French, trombone

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