Uncovering Memories of the First World War

Coffee time concerts in August and September 2014

Friday Morning Concerts at St John's Church, Stamford
11.00 a.m. for about 50 minutes in August & September

Battaglia!

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Friday 1st August at 11am
Organ music for war and peace: from baroque depictions of battles by Braga, Frescobaldi and Banchieri to Max Reger’s Trauerode, dedicated to “the fallen of 1914/15”.
Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of The Churches Conservation Trust. Registered Charity No: 258612.

PROGRAMME
George Frideric Handel (1685 – 1759)
Two Marches and Battle Scene from Rinaldo Act III

Max Reger (1873 – 1916)
Trauerode Op 145 No 1

Adriano Banchieri (1568 – 1634)
Battaglia
Girolamo Frescobaldi (1583 – 1643)
Capriccio sopra la Battaglia
Antonio Correa Braga (fl. end of the 17th century)
Batalha de 6 Tom

Franz Schubert (1797 – 1828) arr. William Thomas Best (1826 – 1897)
Marche Militaire
Felix Mendelssohn (1809 – 1847) arr. Best
War March of the Priests

Fergus Black organ; Rachel Jeffries-Harris and Zi-Wei Peng registrants

Is my team ploughing?

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Friday 8th August at 11am
Baritone, Robert-John Edwards explores themes of the war in song, including settings of poems by Housman, songs by Ernest Farrar (killed on the Western Front at the Battle of Epehy Ronssoy in 1918).
Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of The Churches Conservation Trust. Registered Charity No: 258612.

Pack Up Your Troubles

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Friday 29th August at 11am
Elaine Bishop sings Music Hall and Operetta songs of the great war, including both of Ivor Novello’s war songs (not just Keep the Homes Fires Burning!), with some audience participation if you choose.
Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of The Churches Conservation Trust. Registered Charity No: 258612.

Fauré Requiem

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Friday 5th September at 11am
Abigail Ellison, soprano, and Katie Jeffries-Harris, alto, lead the St. Martin’s Singers and organist Stephen Barber in Desmond Ratcliffe’s ethereal arrangement for women’s voices of Fauré’s heavenly Requiem. The Alleluia by Cesar Franck rounds out the programme. Fergus Black conducts.
Free admission, with retiring collection in aid of The Churches Conservation Trust. Registered Charity No: 258612.