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'Grant us Peace': musical reflections on the tragedy of war.


 
We invite you to join us for a November concert marking 100 years since the signing of the Armistice which brought the First World War to an end. 'Grant us Peace' features two thought-provoking choral works to help us reflect on this theme:
 
Eternal Light: A Requiem, by Howard Goodall
Dona Nobis Pacem, by Ralph Vaughan Williams.

in 'Eternal Light: a Requiem', Howard Goodall sets to music powerful English poetry and phrases from the Latin Requiem, in an attempt to provide some solace for the living who mourn those lost as a result of war. 

Vaughan Williams produced his plea for peace, 'Dona Nobis pacem' at a time when there were fears of a second World War, so shortly after the first. The words are taken from Christian and secular texts. The phrase Dona nobis pacem ("Give us peace"), in different settings, reoccurs throughout the entire piece.

 

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Click for tickets to the Birmingham performance of 'Grant us Peace'.
'Grant us Peace' is a joint concert with Ryton Chorale, David Wynne's other choral society. There will be two performances:

Saturday 10th November 7.30pm
Crossing Church and Centre, Newcastle Street,
Worksop S80 2AT


Saturday 17th November 7.30pm 
St George's Church, 1 Westbourne Crescent, Edgbaston,
Birmingham, B15 3DQ. 

 
BFCS Dates for your Diary


Saturday 15 December 2018, 6pm

Christmas Charity Concert
In support of Birmingham Institute for the Deaf.
St John's and St Peter's Church, Ladywood ARC.

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Saturday 30 March 2019, 7.30pm


GLORIA
With Organ, Brass and Percussion.
St John's and St Peter's Church, Ladywood ARC.

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BFCS Tour to Romania 2019
Monday 27 May - Sunday 2 June

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Saturday 6 July 2019, 7.30 pm


THE ENGLISH CHORAL TRADITION
St Mary’s Church, Warwick       



 
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