St James’s Singers are presenting music and readings to commemorate the end of WW1 on Sunday October 28th in The Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick starting at 8.00pm.
The concert is in aid of the Royal British Legion who work tirelessly to help veterans and their families cope with the physical and mental traumas that conflicts bring. The Royal British Legion’s celebration of the 100th Anniversary of the Armistice this year honours not only the 1.1 million British and Commonwealth Armed Forces who lost their lives in the First World War, but also those who played their part on the home front, and those who returned to build a better life for the benefit of the generations to come.
The choir will perform a varied programme of music, supported by Fine Arts Brass, complemented by readings from actor Kim Durham which will reflect on the serious and sombre side of war and suffering as well as celebrating the comradeship, heroism and humour which saw the troops through their ordeals.
The concert will open with In Pace by Sheppard and close with contemplative quieter pieces focusing on peace with the finale looking forward in hope. Other works to be performed include the Dona Nobis Pacem from Bach’s imperious B Minor Mass and John Ireland’s anthem Greater love hath no man. Further contrast comes from a medley of classic war songs and Fine Arts Brass’s @1918 Suite’.
Tickets are available now from the St James’s Singers box office on 07502 939498 at £17.50 and £12.50 with advance booking recommended. All children’s seats are £5.00 as usual.