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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Monday, July 3, 2017

Wallace Bowl at Gillson Park,
Wilmette IL
7:30pm

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

Lagoon at Dawes Park,
Evanston IL
7:30pm

Sunday, July 23, 2017

Main Beach Bandshell,
Crystal Lake IL
12:30pm

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Fred P. Hall Amphitheater,
Palatine IL
8:00pm

Sunday, November 12, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Friday, December 1, 2017

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
7:00pm

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Altergott Auditorium at Palatine High School,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Cutting Hall,
Palatine IL
3:30pm

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God of Our Fathers

Claude T. Smith

 

Daniel C. Roberts, the 35 year-old rector of a small Episcopal church in Brandon, Vermont, wanted a new hymn for his congregation to celebrate the American Centennial in 1876. Roberts, a veteran of the U.S. Civil war, wrote the lyrics to "God of Our Fathers" and his congregation sang it to the tune “Russian Hymn”. In 1892, organist George W. Warren wrote a new melody, creating the hymn as it is now known. 

Last updated on July 18, 2013 by Palatine Concert Band