Dissenters do it differently…
Last Night of the Prams – Peace not War
date: Saturday 11 October 2014
We take over the Town Hall for the first time in our own right, with a varied and exciting concert for all.
We want to focus on peace rather than war in this concert as many other organisations have already marked the anniversary of World War I. We’d like to do something different.
One of the significant dates which has been less mentioned this year has been the 25th anniversary of the Berlin Wall coming down. We’ll be performing Beethoven’s Ode to Joy because Bernstein conducted it in Berlin on Christmas Day 1989. It was the first time for many years that East and West German, Russian, British and Jewish musicians had the opportunity to make music together.
In that spirit we will be also bringing together singers from other local choirs and, as always, performing with our very own professional orchestra, the amazing Elastic Band.
The programme will include 2 movements of Karl Jenkins, Sanctus and Benedictus, plus Tavener’s Song For Athene.