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WW1 Centenary Commemoration Concert

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WW1 Centenary Commemoration Concert

Address/Location

Bury Parish Church
The Rock
Bury
Lancashire
BL9 0LA

Contact

Tel: 0161 763 7336

The Manchester Chorale are fortunate to have a composer in their midst who has taken four poems from First World war female poets and set them to choral music. These powerful pieces capture the excitement, confusion, horror, grief and consequences of war. Three of these pieces will have their first performance at this concert.

Other pieces in the first half will be on similar themes from poets ranging from Pericles, John Donne and Longfellow to Walt Whitman and Mary Elizabeth Fry. The music set to these poems comes from an equally wide-ranging source: from Purcell to another local composer David Jepson. From the film 'Saving Private Ryan' John Williams' moving Hymn to the Fallen will be most familier to most people.

Faure's Requiem is one of the gems of classical music with some of the most beautiful and soulful melodies ever composed. Although a lament for the dead, it doesn't have the sombre mood that many requiems have. Instead, it is calm and serene with a peaceful outlook - a fitting end to our concert.

A small orchestra will accompany the Chorale in the Requiem. Tickets in aid of the Royal British Legion are available from Bury Tourist Board at the Fusilier Museum, on the door or via www.manchesterchorale.org.uk.

 

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