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Remembering the men from the parish of St Margaret’s Church, Walmgate

As part of the National Centre for Early Music's events marking the centenary of the First World War, it will stage 'Trumpeter, what are you sounding now?' on Thursday 19 June at 7.30pm to commemorate the men from the parish of St Margaret's Church, Walmgate who left to fight in the War and never returned.

The war memorial in the church - now home to the National Centre for Early Music - records the names of those 55 men who were killed in battle.  

The National Centre for Early Music, working in association with the University of York's Festival of Ideas, the York-based theatre group ReStage and University of York's vocal ensemble 'The 24', use words, music, images and live action to explore the patriotic and nationalist origins of the War from both sides of the conflict and differing notions of order and chaos.
Delma Tomlin, Director of the National Centre for Early Music, said: "As part of our involvement in the community of Walmgate, we wanted to commemorate these local men.  We are therefore very pleased that Chris Green of ReStage, who has devised the show, and Robert Hollingworth, director of The 24, have taken inspiration from the memorial to create this performance."
ReStage director Chris Green added: 'We are presenting unjustly neglected writings and songs by men and women with direct experience of the War to evoke the atmosphere of the conflict and its origins. Narrators Ruth Ford and Paul Stonehouse, together with actor Daniel Wilmot, join the singers of The 24 in what will be an enlightening and moving tribute to those who fought and died."

Tickets are £10.00, concessions £8.00 and students £3.00. They are available from the NCEM Box Office, 01904 658338 or you can book on-line at If you live in the Walmgate/Navigation Road area - the original parish of St Margaret's - tickets cost just £5.00 and are only available from the NCEM Box Office open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm.  

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