The choir were proud to collaborate with Wolverhampton’s Central Youth Theatre on a theatrical performance to help commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armistice & Remembrance.
See Express & Star Remembrance Day 2018 events.
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Our concert at St. John’s in the Square, Wolverhampton on Saturday 9th May 2015 was to remember VE day 70 years on (#VE70) & to raise money for our chosen charity, the Royal British Legion. The concert featured several talented soloists from our partner, High Arcal School & Organist John Stratton.
WOMVC performed the following music:
Llanfair (Welsh hymn tune by Robert Williams)
I am a small part of the world (by Sally Albrecht & Jay Althouse)
Some Enchanted Evening (Rodgers & Hammerstein musical South Pacific.)
I dreamed a dream (Les Misérables & performed by Susan Boyle on BGT)
Do you hear the people sing? (also Les Misérables)
The Wonder of You (as sung by Elvis & on football terraces)
Keep the home fires burning (’til the Boys Come Home) is a British patriotic First World War song composed in 1914 by Ivor Novello.
Royal British Legion hymn “O Valiant Hearts” (remembering the fallen of the First World War. Words taken from a poem by Sir John Stanhope Arkwright.)
Let there be Peace on Earth (by Sy Miller and Jill Jackson)
The Dam Busters March (God is our Strength & Refuge)
The way you look tonight (from film Swing Time, Fred Astaire)
(There’ll be bluebirds over) The white cliffs of Dover (by Walter Kent, a Second World War song made famous by Vera Lynn in 1942.)
A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square (as recorded by Frank Sinatra)
John Stratton Organ solo “Nimrod” (from Edward Elgar’s Enigma Variations)
Finally, we finish with some patriotic songs from the Last Night of the Proms.
Rule, Britannia! (music by Thomas Arne)
Land of Hope & Glory (music by Edward Elgar)
Jerusalem (music Sir Hubert Parry, words from the poem by William Blake)
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On 3rd November, the choir took part in the annual Festival of Remembrance Service held in Wulfrun Hall Wolverhampton.
Here is a link to a report in the Express & Star newspaper. There are some photos & a short video from the event.
Also, this is a related story that appeared in The Chronicle (Express & Star’s weekly free newspaper.) on Thursday 24th October 2013. Peter Murphy is Vice Chair of our choir.
Chronicle Thu 24th Oct 2013 © Ex&Star
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