Belfast Telegraph

Concert will pay tribute to Ireland's Somme dead

By Sophie Inge

A church concert will pay tribute to the Irish soldiers who fought and lost their lives at the Battle of the Somme 100 years ago.

The performance at St George's Church in High Street, Belfast - Remembering Them - will include letters, newsreel footage and music.

At the recital, the Saint George's Singers will perform Memorial Ground, a piece by the American composer David Lang.

Solos will include readings from first-hand accounts of Irish soldiers. This will be accompanied by a backdrop of archival film footage of Irish and Ulster soldiers at the Front, provided by NI Screen in agreement with the Imperial War Museum.

The piece will be preceded by Faure's Cantique de Jean Racine, Parry's Music When Soft Voices Die, Sullivan's The Long Day Now Closes and Elgar's They Are At Rest.

An admission fee of £10 per person will be payable at the door from 7pm, with any profits going to charity. It will take place at 7.30pm on November 5.

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