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to its vic­tims.

How­ever it re­mains rel­e­vant in a world that is still trou­bled by con­tin­u­ing con­flicts.

Per­haps one of the most mov­ing pieces in the work is one writ­ten by Ja­pa­nese poet San­kichi Toge who sur­vived the atomic bomb strike on Hiroshima but died eight years later from ra­di­a­tion-in­duced leukaemia.

A sig­nif­i­cant as­pect to the work is that it’s not uniquely Chris­tian and recog­nises ‘ the scourge of war’ as a uni­ver­sal hu­man tragedy.

‘It blends gen­res and cul­tures and em­braces the full range of emo­tions that war evokes,’ said the NRS spokesper­son.

‘It pro­vides us with mo­ments of deep re­flec­tion and is a fi­nal hope for peace in a trou­bled world,’ she added.

The soloist for the per­for­mance will be clas­si­cally trained Hay­ley Cros­bie, from Crea­con, who when aged just 15 per­formed in an opera in Prague.

The choir will also be ac­com­pa­nied for the per­for­mance by the highly re­garded Mu­sic Ire­land orches­tra.

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