Tickets now available for individual events within conference


History enthusiasts, especially World War II buffs, have a treat in store next month in Nashville as Sir Winston Churchill’s great grandson will deliver one of Churchill’s speeches at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center just before the Nashville Symphony performs the “Violins of Hope” concert featuring a collection of violins owned by Jewish musicians during the Holocaust.

Randolph Churchill, Sir Winston Churchill’s great grandson and president of the International Churchill Society, will speak at the first conference hosted by the Churchill Society of Tennessee March 23-24, 2018.  The conference itself will be in Franklin, Tennessee (except for the March 23 event at the Schermerhorn). Registration is at Tickets are available for the entire conference or for specific events, such as the performance at the Schermerhorn.

The Nashville Symphony, led by Giancarlo Guerrero, will perform on the Violins of Hope following Churchill’s speech. The performance will include John Williams’ Three Pieces from Schindler’s List, Schumann’s Piano Concerto, Jonathan Leshnoff’s Symphony No. 4 “Heichalos” and Barber’s Adagio for Strings.

Randolph Churchill will also speak at the Saturday night conference banquet and will be in Franklin that day as the conference attendees explore Winston Churchill’s intense interest in the American Civil War. The conference is also packed with more than a dozen other speakers and presenters including Guerrero, who will open the conference with a key note speech address on Churchill’s love for music. Other speakers and presenters include Belmont University Curb Professor of Music Industry History Don Cusic (who just published a new book, “Winston Churchill’s Love of Music”), local educator and Holocaust lecturer Inge Smith, Rutgers Professor Dr. Warren Kimball, local historian Thomas Cartwright, “Never Give In: The Extraordinary Character of Winston Churchill” author Stephen Mansfield, “Winston & Jack, The Churchill Brothers,” author Celia Lee, and writer Lee Pollack.

The local Churchill Society of Tennessee formed in 2016 as a chapter of the international society which promotes the legacy of Sir Winston Churchill, Britain’s prime minister during World War II. Churchill Society of Tennessee president, Dr. John Mather, said the society members “enjoy convivial conversation while gaining a greater appreciation for THE MAN of the 20th Century.” The conference is a chance to explore the man and his words, interests and life.

Early bird tickets are available through Feb. 28 and include options for basic one-day and two-day conference tickets, symphony only tickets, banquet tickets or combined tickets. More information on the full program of activities, registration and the hotel (including early bird info) can be found at

For other immediate additional information, contact: John H. Mather, MD, FACPE, President CSOT-ICS You may also contact marketing and public relations consultant Barbara Esteves-Moore with Two Roads Communications at or 615-631-4383 with any questions.