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'A Concert for Peace'

As everybody knows, the year 2018 marks the centenary of the end of the First World War. All previous wars were eclipsed by the scale of its destruction, and in the decade that followed it became known as 'The War to end all Wars' - sadly that has not been the case. The Choral Society's concert on Friday 2 and Sat 3 February 2018 in Ratby Church will reflect hopes that have been expressed for a lasting peace in the world. Orchestral accompaniment will be provided by the Fortissimo Quartet and virtuoso cellist Maxine McGinnes. There will also be a professional soprano soloist Bethan Williams, and Choral Society soloists Clive Hilton and John Williams.

One of the works to be performed will be 'Eternal Light', which is a Requiem composed in 2008 by Howard Goodall.. He has stated that his aim in composing this lovely piece of music aim was to provide solace for the grieving. In addition to winning plaudits for his classical compositions Howard Goodall has also won many awards for music that he has composed for TV and radio, including The Vicar of Dibley, Blackadder, and Mr Bean!

Other music to be performed at the concert will include the Prayer of St Francis (by Allen Pote), Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace (Wesley), extracts from The Armed Man (by Karl Jenkins), and two anthems by John Rutter.

Tickets at £10 (£5 for children under 18 and students) will be available from 1 December from Newtown Linford store, Ratby Post Office, Peter and Iris on 01530 243822, or online at either www.ticketsource.co.uk/event/15501 or via a link on the Choral Society's Facebook page.

Last updated: Thu, 05 Jan 2017 16:23