Con­cer­twill fea­turesongs fromWWI

Stirling Observer - - STIRLINGSHIRE REMEMBERS -

com­mem­o­ra­tion on Sun­day is an op­por­tu­nity to pay trib­ute not just to the men of Bal­fron who lost their lives in bat­tle, but to all those who suf­fered as a re­sult of the First World War and sub­se­quent con­flicts. We are proud that we now have a me­mo­rial fit for their mem­ory.”

The Reded­i­ca­tion will be fol­lowed by a united Ser­vice of Wor­ship in Bal­fron Church. Like the out­door ob­ser­vances, this will be open to ev­ery­one.

In the evening, the events will con­clude with Bat­tle’s Over – Ring­ing for Peace at 7.05pm in which Bal­fron Church bell, with those through­out the coun­try, will be rung to mark the ac­tual time when the guns of World War 1 fell silent. The Last Post will be played at the church door as the fi­nal act of the day.

In Bal­fron Li­brary the Her­itage Group will mount a spe­cial ex­hi­bi­tion and reprise the Gar­den of Re­mem­brance dis­play cre­ated for Septem­ber’s flower fes­ti­val.

His­to­rian Jim Thom­son of the vil­lage’s her­itage group said: “With four years of com­mem­o­ra­tion now be­hind us, we can but re­flect on the in­scrip­tion at the Ko­hima War Ceme­tery (In­dia), ‘When you go home tell them of us and say for your to­mor­row we gave our to­day.’” Mem­bers of Scot­tish Opera will be join­ing Killin Com­mu­nity Choir for a con­cert to com­mem­o­rate the cen­te­nary of the end of the First World War.

The con­cert will be held to­mor­row (Satur­day) in the McLaren Hall, Killin, at 7.30pm, and will in­clude many pop­u­lar songs from that era as well as mu­sic from more re­cent times.

There will be per­for­mances by lo­cal school­child­ren and ev­ery­one is wel­come. Money will be raised for lo­cal char­i­ties and there will also be a bar.

Tick­ets cost £10 for adults, con­ces­sions £8, and fam­ily tick­ets £20.

There will also be a per­for­mance of Faure’s Re­quiem at 4pm on Sun­day, Novem­ber 11 in Killin Church to mark Re­mem­brance Sun­day and the an­niver­sary of the end of the war.

Smartened up Bal­fron War Me­mo­rial re­fur­bished for events to mark the end of World War One Poignant cer­e­mony Vil­lagers at the un­veil­ing of the war me­mo­rial in 1922

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