War and Peace, a concert of music and readings to commemorate the end of WW1 will take place on Sunday, October 28th in the Collegiate Church of St Mary, Warwick. It starts at 8.00pm, with doors open at 7.20. The concert will finish by 10.00pm.
The concert aims to raise funds to support the Royal British Legion.
The Saint James’s Singers will perform a varied programme of music, supported by Fine Arts Brass, complemented by readings from actor Kim Durham which will reflect on the serious and sombre side of war as well as celebrating the comradeship, heroism and humour which saw the troops through their ordeals.
The concert both opens and closes with a focus on peace. In between, will be some words from the war poets, who so powerfully captured the horrors of war, accounts from soldiers and extracts from the Wipers Times. And there will be music to suit all tastes, including a jazzy ‘1918 Suite’ from the Fine Arts Brass, opportunity to join the choir with a medley of classic war songs, together with pieces by Bach and Purcell, John Ireland’s anthem ‘Greater love hath no man’ and the fanfare Sunset.
Tickets are available now from the St James’s Singers box office on 07502 939498 at £17.50 and £12.50 with advance booking recommended to secure your seat. Children’s tickets are all £5. Unreserved tickets will be available on the door.