BY ROSS SINGERS
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.