22 March 2018 – Performance of “Voices of Vimy” – St Bride’s Church, Fleet Street, London, UK – John Armitage Memorial

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Date(s) - March 22 2018
2:30 pm - 4:30 pm

St Bride’s Church

On Thursday, March 22nd, “Voices of Vimy”, a 40-min piece to mark Battle of Vimy Ridge, will make its London-premiere as part of the John Armitage Memorial’s first performance of the 2018 season at St. Bride’s Church. The performance begins at 2:30 PM Eastern Standard Time (19:30 London, UK). “Voices of Vimy” is an “outstanding Anglo-Canadian collaboration commemorating the centenary of World War I Battle of Vimy Ridge, co-commissioned in 2017 by JAM and Canada’s finest choir Pro Coro… For this commemoration British composer Tom Harrold and Canadian composer Stuart Beatch, both in their 20s like many in the trenches, came together to remember and celebrate this sacrifice. Voices of Vimy, for choir and solo cello, was first performed by BBC Singers and Jamie Walton (cello) last July to a sell-out 250 strong audience and standing ovation in JAM on the Marsh festival (New Romney, Kent).  In November, Pro Coro gave the North American premiere of Voices of Vimy in Edminton, headlining their Remembrance Sunday concert.  After a stunned silence, Vimy received ecstatic applause from the 450 audience.  Pro Coro have since professionally recorded this stunning work.  In early March Radio 3 will broadcast an interview with the commissioning team and the July performance, promoting the London premiere of Voices of Vimy on 22nd.”

More details can be found here: http://www.jamconcert.org/event/music-time-22nd-march-7-30pm/