The Beauty and the Sorrow
Remembering the First World War
This November will be the centenary of the armistice, the close of the “war to end all wars”. I would like to invite you to a commemoration of the patriotism, stoicism and tragedy of the period with this performance of The Beauty and The Sorrow.
The evening will be uplifting and moving, amusing and stirring, with light and shade. We will remember them.
The venue for the evening is St Mary-le-Bow, the historic church rebuilt after the Great Fire of 1666 by Sir Christopher Wren. According to tradition a true Cockney must be born within earshot of the sound of Bow Bells.
Ros Holbrow (clarinet), John Witchell (piano) and Danielle Young (soprano) will provide a programme of music and songs to convey the contrasting moods of optimism and sadness on the Western Front.
Sarah Harrison and our Court Assistant Keith Rowland will read from the works of the war poets, share extracts from the Wipers Times and tell stories from the Home Front.
There will be a retiring collection the proceeds of which will be shared between the Church and the Royal British Legion. The evening will begin at 19:30, and the church will be open from 19:15. There will be an interval reception during the performance.