In their 190th anniversary year, Ipswich Choral Society will be marking another anniversary, the centenary of the start of the First World War, with their autumn concert held at Ipswich School, Ivry Street, Ipswich on Sunday 16th November at 3.30pm.
Medleys of popular songs from the First World War such as ‘The army of today’s all right’, ‘Keep the home fires burning’ and ‘It’s a long way to Tipperary’ will reflect on the experiences of the soldiers going off to fight, as well as those left behind at home. The concert programme will also include poetry readings and reflective pieces such as ‘How they so softly rest’ by Healey Willan with words by Henry Longfellow together with ‘Lux Aeterna’, a choral setting of Nimrod from the Enigma Variations by Edward Elgar.
To remember those who fought and never returned home, Ipswich Choral Society will finish the concert by performing the sublime and deeply moving Requiem by Gabriel Fauré.
As usual interval refreshments will be available in the form of delicious cakes and other home-made goodies, provided by Creative Cooks.
Tickets are available from the ICS ticket line: 01473 738324 or Music World, Queen Street, Ipswich, Admission (includes programme): Adults £12, Concessions £10, Children £4
Visit website: www.ipswichchoralsociety.org for more details.