Ar­mistice Day con­cert

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Tau­ranga Civic Choir and Tau­ranga City Brass are putting on a multi-me­dia va­ri­ety con­cert to cel­e­brate Ar­mistice Day with a strong fo­cus on wartime and the Bay of Plenty.

The choir and brass band wanted to cre­ate a con­cert with more than just songs of the Great War— which will be a sen­sory feast, says Tau­ranga Civic Choir chair­man Roger Clark.

A Kiwi Ar­mistice has a strong lo­cal fo­cus with more than 300 poignant images on four screens por­tray­ing dis­play images of New Zealand back home in the Bay of Plenty, as well as images of war.

Mu­sic from the choir, band, or­gan, piano and per­cus­sion­ist will sing songs which fol­low a story— fea­tur­ing scenes from the turn of the cen­tury, to en­thu­si­as­tic war vol­un­teers, mu­sic of the church, shell­shocked soldiers and the wounded, let­ters home and end­ing with Harry Lauder’s Keep Right On To The End Of The Road (writ­ten af­ter his son’s death).

Therewill be au­di­ence par­tic­i­pa­tion with Land of Hope and Glory, mu­sic hall songs and pop­u­lar sol­dier songs, and The Last Post by the choir and solo trum­peter.

Con­cert nar­ra­tors are Tom Bradley and El­iz­a­beth Price.

Ar­mistice Day is the day when the Al­lied pow­ers and Ger­many signed an ar­mistice at the close of the World War I on Novem­ber 11, 1918.

Door tak­ings will go to Waipuna Hos­pice.

There are var­i­ous events

"Do or tak­ings will go to Waipuna Hos­pice.’’

tak­ing place this Sun­day in­clud­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion, a field of re­mem­brance, a cen­te­nary ser­vice and a poppy in­stal­la­tion. See www.tau­ for full de­tails.

■ A Kiwi Ar­mistice con­cert is at Holy Trin­ity Church on Novem­ber 11 at 7.15pm.

AKi­wiAr­mistice is a story of war told in song and pho­to­graphs.

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