Armistice Day concert
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.tauranga.govt.nz 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.