The Last Post
A tribute in words, music & imagery.
Marking the 100th anniversary of the ending of WW1 we showcase songs written and performed during the war years of 1914-18.
Reflecting the change of mood back home, we place these with testaments, in poetry and first hand accounts, of life on the
Front Line from those who fought and those who nursed.
Commemorating this world changing event of 100 years ago, to which everyone living then and now have been affected, it offers a powerful and illuminating window into British cultural history.
Songs including 'Take me back to dear old Blighty', 'Keep the home fires burning', 'Oh! It's a lovely war' with spoken pieces from Rudyard Kipling, Wilfred Owen, Siegfried Sassoon amongst others.
Run Time: Approximately 1 hour with no interval.
During the performance we project a selection of images & texts.
"In Voice and Verse's commemoration programme 'Armistice' is an excellent way to mark the centenary of the Great War.
The narrative moves through the war years dexterously; encapsulating the profound effect it had on the home front as well as in battle.
The music - although intrinsically linked to the first-hand accounts and suffering at the front - gives light relief to the narrative
and works as a perfect counterpoint. The programme is beautifully paced, reverential to those who lost their lives and celebrates the
life-affirming music and poetry that emerged from the depth of human suffering."
Christopher Borrett. Director of Music, St.Mary-le-Tower, Ipswich - June 2018
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