All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914

Performance Santa Fe celebrates the holidays with the heart-wrenching production All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914!

All is Calm: The Christmas Truce of 1914 relives a remarkable moment during World War I when Allied and German troops laid down their weapons to celebrate Christmas together with food and drink, carols, games, and a chance to lovingly bury their dead. Written and directed by Theater Latte Da’s artistic director Peter Rothstein with musical arrangements by Erick Lichte and Timothy C. Takach, this heart-wrenching theatrical concert weaves together Christmas Carols, World War I songs, and patriotic tunes with soldier diary entries, letters home, and official war documents. Critics hail All is Calm as “one of the top live events for Christmas in North America” (BBC Music Magazine) and “a classic to be repeated for years to come” (Minneapolis Star Tribune).

For more information about the production: https://alliscalm.org/


Lensic Performing Arts Center
 
Tickets: $29-$100; 50% discountfor students and teachers
Order by phone: 505 984 8759 or 505 988 1234

 


Program:

Will Ye Go to Flanders?
Scottish Folk Song, arr. Erick Lichte 

Come on and Join (Alexander’s Ragtime Band)
Irving Berlin

God Save the King
English Traditional

It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Jack Judge and Harry Williams

Les Godillots
Paul Briollet and Eugene Rimbault, based on Traditional French song

Pack Up Your Troubles in Your Old Kit Bag
George Henry and Felix Powell

The Old Barbed Wire
English Traditional

I Want to Go Home
Lieut. Gitz Rice

Deutschlandlied
Franz Joseph Haydn

Keep the Homefires Burning
Ivor Novello

O Come, O Come Emmanuel
12th c. plainchant

Christmas in the Camp
Harrington and Scott

We Wish You a Merry Christmas
English Traditional Carol 

Die Wacht Am Rhein
Karl Wilhelm

Christmas Day in the Cookhouse
Traditional English 

O Tannenbaum
German Carol, arr. Timothy C. Takach 

Silent Night
Franz Gruber, arr. Erick Lichte 

Angels We Have Heard on High
French Traditional

Bring a Torch, Jeannette, Isabella
French Carol

In Dulci Jubilo
German Carol 

Wassail
arr. Erick Lichte, based on traditional wassail texts 

O Holy Night (Minuit, Chretiens)
Adolphe Adam, harmonized by Erick Lichte 

Will Ye Go to Flanders (Reprise)
Scottish Folksong, arr. Erick Lichte 

Wie Schön Leuchtet der Morgenstern
Philip Nicolai, arr. Erick Lichte

Good King Wenceslas
Piae Cantionis

Auld Lang Syne
Scottish Folk Tune, arr. Timothy C. Takach 

The Last Post English Bugle Call
(performed by Tom Garvin, trumpet) 

Silent Night (Reprise)
Franz Gruber, arr. Erick Lichte