MWS will pay respect to Forgotten Heroes at Concert of Remembrance
4th October 2022
MWS will pay respect to people who have lost their lives due to conflict in a special Concert of Remembrance at All Saint’s Church, Maidstone, on Saturday 12th November.
The concert programme will include a performance of Forgotten Heroes by British composer, Nigel Clarke. This piece was written in 2005 to mark 60 years since the end of World War II and is inspired by war veterans telling the younger generation that they must never forget those who laid down their lives in the name of freedom.
Carrying on the remembrance theme, Maidstone Wind Symphony will also perform Fields of Honour by Thierry Deleruyelle - a musical storytelling of the Battle of the Somme - and John Ireland’s Epic March; a patriotic orchestral work commissioned by the Ministry of Information in 1942 to foster community spirit and a national aspiration for peace.
Other programme highlights include William Walton’s Spitfire Prelude and Fugue, Trevor Sharpe’s At Close of Day/Last Post, and Edward Elgar’s Nimrod, which is played annually during the act of remembrance at London’s Cenotaph memorial.
The concert will also feature performances of Ralph Vaughn Williams’ Flourish for Wind Band and Paris Sketches by Martin Ellerby, the composter’s tribute to France’s capital city. Paris Sketches takes listeners on a musical journey through Saint Germain-des-Pres – the bohemian Latin Quarter, Pigalle – the Soho of Paris, Père Lachaise, and the old market, Les Halles.
Maidstone Wind Symphony’s Concert of Remembrance takes place at All Saint’s Church, Maidstone on Saturday 12th November at 7:30pm. Tickets cost £15 for adults and £10 for children/concessions, with free entry for under 5s. Book your tickets now.