This fund-raising concert is being put on to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the Great War.  Not only is the concert about remembering, it is about recognising the need for reconciliation and to committing ourselves afresh to working together for peace.

Along with Karl Jenkins' The Armed Man, the concert will contain other choral and instrumental music, including:

  • The Souls of the Righteous by Geraint Lewis
  • There is an old belief (from Songs of Farewell) by Hubert Parry
  • When I am laid in earth (from Dido and Aeneas) by Henry Purcell
  • Nimrod by Edward Elgar
  • For the Fallen by Robin Smallwood

In addition, there will be spoken prose throughout.

The concert is being performed on two nights:

  • Fri 9th Nov, 7.30pm in St Nicholas Church, Longparish
  • Sat 10th Nov, 7.30pm in All Hallows Church, Whitchurch

Tickets are £8 available from:

  • Longparish Village Shop
  • Paynes Printers, Whitchurch
  • Susie Urquhart (07880 733121)
  • Nicky Smallwood (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

Apart from listening to gorgeous music and prose, the concerts are raising money for two very worthy charities: Combat Stress and Mityana Projects Trust.

Combat Stress

The proceeds of the concert will be split between the two charities, with the funds raised for Mityana being directed both to local projects in Mityana (Uganda) and in support of a trip by local kids to Mityana next February.