As the nation commemorates the end of the Great War, G Live is delighted to be hosting a community concert as part of the Guildford Remembers weekend.
Vivace Chorus presents Concert for Peace
– a moving and uplifting tribute to all those from Guildford and the surrounding area who gave their life in the Great War and in all conflicts since.
The chorus will be joined by the award-winning Friary Brass Band, and narrators Dame Penelope Keith and Michael More-Molyneux, HM Lord-Lieutenant of Surrey.
Music includes Elgar’s Nimrod, selections from Holst’s The Planets, and Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man, a medley of Great War troop songs, You’ll Never Walk Alone and much more. With involvement from the Royal British Legion, local cadet corps, drummers and buglers, plus a colour parade and a retiring collection for the Royal British Legion, this concert is all about thanking and remembering those who gave and still give so much for our freedom. Tickets for this concert are just £10 for under 18s and for serving military personnel and £20 for general sales.
There will also be a range of free events in the foyer in the afternoon from 2.30pm - 5.30pm, providing the perfect way for the Guildford community to come together to remember the fallen, the sacrifices and the lessons they have taught us all. The events will include the film Guildford in the Great War, Gordon's Pipe and Drum Band, a special Sound Installation, a WW1 Re-Enactment Group as well as displays from local cadet and military groups.
Readings from Thomas Hardy, Wilfred Owen, ‘The Wipers Times’ and letters from the trenches.
Excerpts from The Armed Man Karl Jenkins, The Planets Gustav Holst, The Enigma Variations Edward Elgar, Requiem Gabriel Fauré, Spirituals from A Child of our Time Michael Tippett.
Also Great War troop songs and The last Post and Reveille.
U18, serving and retired armed forces personnel: £10.00
Where applicable fees and charges are included in the stated ticket prices. An optional postage fee may apply. Fee-free booking for Friends of G Live; Groups of 8+ please call 01483 369 350 to buy fee-free.