Sing for Heroes….
Urmston Choral raised funds for Charities, Help for Heroes and Broughton House – Home for Ex-Service Men and Women
Two evenings of high emotion and light-hearted music were performed when Urmston Choral joined with Salford Gemini Choir to commemorate the start of the First World War.
Tribute was paid to our Armed Forces through well-loved songs and readings from the First World War and other conflicts.
Julie Parker the Society’s Musical Director said “We tried very hard to capture the feelings of nostalgia and thanksgiving in the programme of music chosen, whilst ensuring the sensitivity of the occasion.”
To lighten the mood, the Choirs sang many up-beat war favourites and there was plenty of fun and audience participation.
The concerts were on Thursday 18 September 2014 – 7.15 p.m. at St Luke’s RC Church, Swinton Park Road, Salford, M6 7WR and onFriday 19 September 2014 – 7.30 p.m. at Flixton Girls’ School, Flixton Road, Urmston, M41 5DR
Highlights of the concert were:-
The Armed Man – A Mass for Peace by Karl Jenkins
Violin Solos by Sarah Jones – Schindler’s List and the Ashokan Farewell
Wherever you are – Paul Mealor
Readings by Actors – SARAT BROUGHTON AND ANTHONY MORRIS
The Green Fields of France
Music from Band of Brothers
Glenn Miller Music
The White Cliffs of Dover
I Vow to Thee my Country – There will Always be an England
Bless’em All – Underneath the Arches
Its a Long Way to Tipperary
I’ll make a Man of Any One of You
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