Lest We Forget:
A Commemoration of the start of the First World War
Saturday 8 November 2014 at 7.30pm
  Date:  Saturday 8 November 2014
  Time: 7.30pm
  Venue:  Royal & Derngate, Guildhall Road, Northampton, NN1 1DP
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We are delighted to join the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra for our unprecedented third joint concert of 2014. This concert opens the RPO’s season at the Royal and Derngate, and will be a special evening of remembrance, commemorating the centenary of the First World War (1914-18).

The concert is packed full of reflective excerpts from some colossal choral works; from the glorious serene and peaceful melody of Fauré’s Pie Jesu and Rutter's soulful Lux æterna to the instantly recognisable power of Verdi's emotive Dies iræ. Amongst the Requiem excerpts, the Orchestra will perform music of war and peace, including Adrian Sutton’s epic orchestral Suite based on Michael Morpurgo’s novel War Horse, Karl Jenkins’ captivating Benedictus from his spectacular The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace and extracts from Holst’s The Planets, a suite of astrological portrayals of Mars, the bringer of War, and Venus, the bringer of Peace.


Northampton Bach Choir
Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

Soprano: Elin Manahan Thomas
Narrator: John Griff
Chorus Master: Lee Dunleavy
Conductor: Nick Davies

Barber Adagio
Holst extracts from The Planets
Jenkins extracts from The Armed Man: a Mass for Peace
Jenkins For the Fallen
Sutton War Horse Suite
Vaughan Williams Agnus Dei  from Dona nobis pacem
Williams Hymn to the Fallen
and extracts from the Requiem settings by Fauré, Mozart, Rutter and Verdi