Remembrance Concert a very moving occasion
‘A moving and well-balanced programme’.
‘The choir were very good and sang with passion’.
Just two of the many positive comments that were received about SCC’s Concert of Remembrance held on Saturday 8 November 2014 at Wilton Parish Church, in aid of SSAFA who provide lifelong support for our Forces and their families.
In the first half we felt the horror and futility of war as the choir sang movements from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: A mass for Peace, interspersed with readings from war poets such as Wilfred Owen and Siegfried Sassoon. A bugler sounded the Last Post followed by silence and Reveille.
The readings and music in the second half had a message of hope for the future as well as remembering the past. They included David Ogden’s ‘We will remember them’ and the wordless “Prayer of the World’ by Vangelis. The concert ended with an extract from Will Todd’s ‘The City Garden’ and the heartfelt singing of ‘Morning has broken’ by the audience reflected the positive feeling of hope in the words and music.
Despite the church being packed, everyone got their interval glass of wine promptly, thanks to the excellent organisation.
The Mayor of Wilton gave a warm thank you at the end of the concert. The retiring collection made £704 for SSAFA and the red poppies, made by ladies in the choir, were judged to be an excellent addition to the choir’s uniform.