Commemorating local stories from the Great War of 1914-18 and featuring ‘Eternal Light: A Requiem’ by Howard Goodall
To mark the centenary of the end of the First World War, music, dance, poetry and animation combine to create an immersive, thought-provoking and moving event. Remembering the town's part in that conflict with personal stories of Ipswich people, both at home and on the front lines, leading up to and during wartime.
Choreographer Mary Davies, supported by DanceEast, with a community cast from across Ipswich, will enact the stories with music specially commissioned from composer Huw Morgan. The Suffolk Poetry Society and historians from Ipswich Choral Society will recreate the news and people's experiences amongst songs from the war years.
The performance concludes with Ipswich Choral Society and Music Director Robin Walker, performing "Eternal Light: A Requiem" by Howard Goodall. The soloists are soprano Gwendolen Martin and tenor Tom Randle.
Saturday 17 March 2018, 2.30pm / 7.30pm
Ipswich Corn Exchange
Ipswich Choral Society Registered Charity Number 278866.
Ipswich Remembers is supported by Arts Council England National Lottery funding.