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Armistice Centenary Concert | Royal Free Music Society and Zemel Choirs

Sunday November 18, 2018 at 19:30
The Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb, London
£15 - or £10 for full-time students/unwaged; children - free
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  1. The Spirit of England Op 80 - Sir Edward Elgar
  2. Armistice - Benjamin Wolf
  3. Trois beaux oiseaux du paradis, from 3 Chansons - Maurice Ravel
  4. Fear no more the heat o’ the sun - Gerald Finzi

Join the Royal Free Music Society and The Zemel Choir for a joint concert to mark the centenary of the end of World War 1. Accompanied by members of the Wallace Ensemble, the choirs will perform The Spirit of England– Sir Edward Elgar’s tender and haunting requiem to the millions of war dead. Set to the poems of Laurence Binyon, it was composed and first performed while Europe was still being ravaged by the First World War.

The concert will also see the world premiere of Armistice – by the musical director of both choirs, Benjamin Wolf. Wolf’s contemplative work combines haunting war poems and sacred funerary texts, both set to original music, with arrangements of familiar World War 1 melodies – songs popular with both the soldiers and their families back home. Armistice has been specially composed for this commemorative concert.

The programme will also include music by Ravel, Finzi, Fauré and Schubert. The soloists are Charlotte-Anne Shipley and Edmund Hastings.

The Free Church, Hampstead Garden Suburb
Central Square
NW11 7AG
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