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Remembrance: Across the Bridge of Hope | Lea Singers (chamber choir)

Saturday November 10, 2018 at 19:30
The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban, St Albans
£20; full time students and children under 16 £15; wheelchair spaces £15 with carer going free
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  1. Agincourt Song - Traditional, arranged by Ward Swingle
  2. Gaude virgo, mater Christi - Guillaume Dufay
  3. Ne irascaris, Domine - William Byrd
  4. Miserere mei, Deus - Gregorio Allegri
  5. My soul, there is a country, from Songs of Farewell - Sir Charles Hubert Hastings Parry
  6. Bogoroditse Devo - Sergey Rachmaninov
  7. The Performance of Young Men - Peter Foggitt
  8. The Evening Watch Op 43/1 - Gustav Holst
  9. In the mood - Glenn Miller
  10. Don't sit under the apple tree - Glenn Miller, arranged for a cappella voices by Viola Engelbrecht
  11. The dying soldier - Traditional American, arrnged by Nigel Short and Mack Wilberg
  12. Across the bridge of hope - Jan Sandström
  13. Song of sorrow: a lament for Aleppo - Sheena Phillips
  14. Yay asmar ellon - Traditional Syrian, arranged by Edward Torikian
  15. Only in sleep - Eriks Ešenvalds

On the eve of the Armistice Centenary, The Lea Singers present a dramatic and innovative programme for Remembrance in the Lady Chapel of St Albans Abbey, charting the world’s conflicts from Agincourt to the present day.

Transformed into an intimate concert setting, the nave of the Lady Chapel will become a stage, blurring the boundaries between performers and audience to draw you into the the emotion of the music.

The programme combines the swagger and swing of Ward Swingle’s Agincourt Song, a poignant letter written by a dying soldier to his family in the American Civil War, a new commission from Peter Foggitt which weaves together the English and German versions of Silent Night to tell the story of the famous Christmas Truce, and comes right up to date with music from the Arab world to reflect the conflicts of today. With music, lighting and recorded audio, this concert will be a moving and immersive reflection on the human cost of war.

Retiring collection in aid of Care International, a charity working to alleviate suffering in the Yemen.

The Cathedral and Abbey Church of Saint Alban
Sumpter Yard
St Albans
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