An evening of moving, powerful music performed by the Bearsden Choir, in aid of Veterans’ charity Erskine, will honour the message of peace, reconciliation and hope that Remembrance Sunday brings.
The Glasgow City Halls will host the performance of Duruflé’s Requiem and Vaughan William’s Dona Nobis Pacem at 4pm on Sunday 10 November. The Remembrance concert will follow a day of reflection and remembrance by Veterans, spouses and staff, in the charity’s four homes, for those no longer with us and those who continue to serve.
Attending the concert Erskine Resident Lilias Holmes (92), herself a chorister said: “I love singing! What a wonderful way to mark Remembrance. I am really looking forward to hearing the choir sing on such an important day, my husband Alex was in the Royal Army Service Corps and it is so important so remember”. And D Day Veteran Robert Johnston said: “To be hearing the choir sing on Remembrance Sunday is very special”.
Erskine Chief Executive, Wing Commander Ian Cumming MBE said: “We are delighted the Bearsden Choir has chosen to perform this beautiful piece of work for the benefit of Erskine on Remembrance Sunday. Music has the power to connect, uplift and inspire and it plays a huge part in the lives of Erskine residents. We are very grateful to have the support of such a hugely accomplished and well thought of choir.
Chairman of Bearsden Choir John Wotton said: “Bearsden Choir is delighted to be supporting Erskine with our Remembrance Day concert in Glasgow’s iconic City Halls. The programme is very moving, and we hope to have many veterans and their relatives in the audience on the day. Getting the chance to stage our concert in this wonderful venue on Remembrance Day is a marvellous opportunity for us and to raise funds for Erskine. It promises to be something special.”
Tickets for the Remembrance Concert can be purchased from The Glasgow City Hall ticket office www.glasgowconcerthalls.com or by calling 0141 353 8000.