Lest We Forget - The First National Children’s Remembrance Concert
Posted: Wed, 19 Sep 2018 08:43
Lest We Forget - The First National Children's Remembrance Concert
To mark the 100th anniversary of the ending of the first World War on November 3rd 2018 over 2500 children, including the LSMS Show Choir, will be performing in the first ever National Children's Remembrance Concert at the Genting Arena in Birmingham.
Children from across the country will perform music, song and drama to commemorate and remember the tens of millions of combatants and civilians from across the world who died in that terrible war including an estimated 540,000 children.
There will be a choir of over 2000 children dressed so as to represent two giant poppies and an orchestra of 180 Young Musicians is made up of members of the Birmingham Schools' and Ealing Youth Orchestras.
The music, songs and associated images have been carefully selected and sequenced to tell the story of the war so as to extend factual knowledge and understanding of the war and to enhance empathy for all who were affected by it and its consequences. There will be moments of joy and moments of sadness, of emotion and reflection, of pathos and hope, and of remembrance and gratitude. It will be above all a concert for all and which commemorates and remembers all.
Concert Director and Founder Ron Dawson said: 'It is important to remember all of those who were affected by World War I, whether they were combatants from anywhere in the world, their families, their children or their friends and neighbours'. I hope this concert will change the way we commemorate remembrance forever and inspire an interest and understanding of remembrance in the next generation.'
Performers include a mass choir of over 2000 children, an orchestra of 180 Young Musicians, the National Pipe Band of England (debut), the Sandwell Youth Brass Band, the Birmingham Schools Guitar Ensemble, the Leicestershire Show Choir, performers from Wales, Norfolk, Bournemouth and Sutton Coldfield and a Parade of 57 Flags by Scouts and Guides.
Tickets are on sale for £15 from Ticket Factory websitehttps://bit.ly/2NEOHe5
For more information please visit the Lest We Forget website - http://lestweforgetconcert.org
The concert is supported by the DCLG, The Big Lottery, Arts Council England and the Associated Board of the Royal School of Music.