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HONITON: Remembrance concert to feature two choirs
Thursday, 17 October 2013
Two choirs will perform requiems in St Paul’s Church, Honiton, on Remembrance Sunday (November 10th).
The concert, which begins at 7:30 pm, is designed to raise awareness of the work of the Royal British Legion.
Entry will be free but members of the public are advised to arrive early to secure a seat for this event.
The first half of the evening will be devoted to Howard Goodall’s popular Eternal Light. Sung by Honiton’s own Sheldon Singers, under the musical direction of Julie De’Ath-Lancaster, this work is described by the composer as a ‘requiem for the living’.
It combines the words of the Latin mass with reflective poems such as John McCrae’s In Flanders Fields, written during World War I.
After an interval, the Taunton-based Collegium Singers will perform For the Fallen, written by their musical director Peter Leech, and dedicated to 40 Commando Royal Marines.
This requiem adds the We Will Remember Them invocation and Per Mare per Terram, the Royal Marines' motto, to the Latin mass. It also includes the hymn Abide with Me in which the audience is asked to join.
This year’s remembrance events will be the last before the start of commemorations to mark the start of the World War I in 1914.
As part of those commemorations, the government is funding a scheme to send two pupils and a teacher from every senior school in the country to visit the World War I battlefields.
Glyn Jones, who helps promote the event, said: “This evening will be an opportunity for senior school pupils, their parents and teachers to begin to reflect on what will be a recurrent theme during 2014.
“As well as the musical element of the evening, there will also be a display illustrating the work of the Royal British Legion and an opportunity to donate generously to help that work. Books, CDs and a commemorative programme will also be on sale.”
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