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World War 1 Song Day - World War 1 and pastoral echoes (3.00pm)

NCEM, York
Saturday 31 January 3:00pm

Adults £5.00 | Concessions £3.00 | Students £3.00

Tickets are no longer available online but are available all Friday by phoning the box office on 01904 658 338 and will be available on the door 1 hour prior to the performance.  
University of York presents
World War 1 Song Day - 3 Events

A poignant reflection of the First World War through music and poetry across a day of concerts - led by Joshua Ellicott tenor, Roderick Williams bass, Nicky Losseff and Peter Seymour pianos. Highlights include some of the most extraordinarily beautiful works of the 20th century from composers including Finzi, Ireland, Butterworth and Vaughan Williams.
Heard above the Battle's Roar:
Words and music from the First World War

3.00pm    World War 1 and pastoral echoes
Frances Coad reader
Nicky Losseff piano

Much poetic response to WWI evokes the English pastoral tradition of unspoiled landscape and rural life – ideals that were shattered by the despair of war but which became symbols of nostalgic longing.  Poetry and musical settings, performed by student singers, include the work of Gurney, Finzi, Vaughan Williams, Thomas Hardy, Edmund Blunden and Edward Thomas.

12.30pm Event - From your ever-loving son - Please book tickets here
7.00pm  Event - A War Legacy - Please book tickets here

Day tickets covering all events: £32.00 (concessions £28.00) are available only from the Box office on 01904 658338

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World War 1 Song Day - A War Legacy (7.00pm)

NCEM, York
Tuesday 31 January 7:00pm