ART OF REMEMBRANCE
A striking projection of poppies will fill the nave of St Albans Cathedral as events begin to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War next month.
The light and sound installation, Poppy Field (shown above at Lichfield Cathedral), will features the names of local soldiers who fought in the conflict and falling rose petals projected over the shrine of St Alban. A sound artwork accompanies the projection and includes four First World War poems read by actor Eddie Redmayne. The free event takes place on October 26-27 from 7.30-11pm.
Hertfordshire Chorus in collaboration with the BBC Concert Orchestra will perform a programme of music on October 20 to mark the end of the conflict.
Entiitled Morning Heroes, the concert at Watford Colosseum will showcase three pieces that pay tribute to the First World War soldiers: Arthur Bliss’ Morning Heroes, Benjamin Britten’s Ballad of Heroes and Ivor Gurney’s A Gloucestershire Rhapsody.
With narration by actor Sam West, the concert will be broadcast on Radio 3. Tickets for the concert cost from £12 via watfordcolosseum.co.uk