Where have we come from, and where are we going?
DATE: 23rd November 2018
TIME: 19:00 – 20:30
VENUE: St. Matthew’s Church, 20 Great Peter Street, Westminster, London SW1P 2BU
On 23rd November, Consort of Voices present an immersive musical story of conflict, on a timeline from Agincourt to the Present Day.
In an spectacular event which combines storytelling with music, lighting and recorded audio, the singers move physically from West to East as they they trace the timeline from the pomp and ceremony of medieval soldiers, through spirit-lifting songs from the Second World War, to the troubles in Northern Ireland and the current war in Syria, and take a look ahead to a possible future…
The evening will be a little different to normal, with the pews turned inwards to face the central aisle to create a more intimate and vulnerable atmosphere. The programme also includes the London premiere of a new commission by Peter Foggitt which weaves together the English and German versions of Silent Night to tell the story of the Christmas Truce.
There will be a retiring collection in aid of the All Party Parliamentary Group for Religious Freedom.