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For an Unknown Soldier: A Cantata of Remembrance by Jonathan Dove

When
Friday November 14, 2014 at 19:30
Where
Fairfield Halls, Croydon
Tickets
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  5. For an Unknown Soldier - a cantata of remembrance to mark the centenary of WW1 - Jonathan Dove

The London Mozart Players and The Portsmouth Grammar School will present the London Première performance of a major new co-commission from Jonathan Dove on 14 November in Fairfield Halls Croydon. For an Unknown Soldier is a setting for tenor solo, children’s choir, adult chorus and chamber orchestra of nine poems about the First World War. Opening with a setting of Wilfred Owen’s portentous ‘1914’, the work offers a moving meditation on the tragedy of war with poems by Mary Gabrielle Collins, Helen Dircks and Ivor Gurney among others.

The programme will include works written during WW1 by Holst, Butterworth and Ibert, and will also feature the Croydon Citadel band of the Salvation Army, young instrumentalists of Croydon Music and Arts, the massed voices of Croydon primary schools and the choirs of Portsmouth Grammar School, Whitgift School and Croydon Minster.

Before the concert, come and enjoy the singing of our primary school choirs, and a specially curated exhibition in the Fairfield sun lounge, inspired by artefacts from the Museum of Croydon and the local people's memorabilia. After the concert, join the London Mozart Players musicians for a bowl of curry in the Fairfield bar, whilst the Croydon Brass play wartime tunes. This event promises to be a truly engaging and meaningful commemoration of 1914.


Venue
Fairfield Halls
Park Lane
Croydon
Surrey
CR9 1DG
England
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