Armistice Centenary in New York with Patrick Hawes - Mon 13 Nov 2017


Would you like to perform in the U.S. Premiere of my new work The Great War Symphony in Carnegie Hall, New York on 11th November 2018 - the exact centenary of the Armistice?

If so, have your director email my manager
for more audition info. Space is limited.

The Great War Symphony is an epic new work for choirs, soloists and orchestra to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The symphony comprises four movements, each portraying the most significant events in each year of the war (1914-15, 1915-16 and so on) using texts from a variety of different sources - Great War poets, war memorials, diaries, letters and speeches - each giving a different perspective on the conflict. The work mourns the dead, salutes their sacrifice and evokes a vision of England and her allies that inspired so much of the art and music of that time.

The U.S. Premiere in New York’s Carnegie Hall on 11th November 2018 will be particularly poignant, falling as it does on the exact centenary of the Armistice.

The Great War Symphony is a new choral symphony in aid of SSAFA to commemorate the centenary of the First World War. The complete work will be premiered in London’s Royal Albert Hall on 9th October 2018 in partnership with Classic FM as part of the national commemorations to mark the end of the centenary.

The concert will bring together the National Youth Choirs of Great Britain, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, guest soloists and military musicians, plus choirs from around the country.

Through radio and television broadcast to millions, the event will promote the scope of the critically important work of SSAFA, the oldest tri-service charity focussed on supporting Armed Services families.

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