Poppies inspire special carol concert
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A moving and unique carol concert is to take place at St George’s Hall which reflects on wartime at Christmas.
As a tribute to the Poppies: Weeping Window installation on the exterior of the Hall and The Truce statue, which is currently on display inside the venue and depicts the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, more than 10 groups of performers will take to the stage in the Concert Room to give live performances of carols and songs including some from the wartime era.
These songs include Till We Meet Again, Lili Marlene, White Christmas, Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas, Don’t Sit Under The Apple Tree, Blue Moon and White Christmas.
As a very special finale to the Silent Night Carol Concert The Farm will perform a spine-tingling acoustic rendition of All Together Now, accompanied by the other acts.
It takes place on Thursday 10 December and costs just £10 or £8 for concessions. Each choir or ensemble will perform for around ten minutes and those taking part are:
- Night & Days
- Resonate Singers
- Liverpool Male Voice Choir
- The Royal Court Theatre Choir
- Resonate Brass
- S.O.N.G Merseyside
- SoSo (Singing Our Socks Off)
- Vox in the Light
- The Poppies
- Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra
During the evening there will be a special performance by Resonate Singers of a song penned by local composer John Hogg who has written From Seeds of Hope, inspired by the poppies. Copies of the song will be available to purchase at the Hall on the night.
In between acts, members of the Liverpool PALS Memorial Fund Committee will be reading out letters from the front
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Events, Councillor Wendy Simon, said: “The Silent Night Carol Concert is set to be an emotional and uplifting evening, and in the surroundings of the stunning Concert Room, it’s without a doubt an unmissable event.
“The public reaction so far to the Poppies installation has been overwhelming, and it’s not a surprise that these beautiful ceramic flowers, and everything they symbolise, have inspired this evening of live music.
“I’m delighted so many performers are going to be involved and just thinking about the finale with local legends The Farm singing their iconic song is enough to give anyone goosebumps.
“Space is of course limited, so I hope as many people as possible make the most of this unique event and be part of what will be an unforgettable, Christmassy evening.”
The evening has been organised in partnership with Resonate, Liverpool’s Music Hub. Doors open at 6pm with performances starting at 7pm.
Tickets can be from Ticketquarter by visiting www.ticketquarter.co.uk/online/silent-night or calling 0844 8000 410.