Lord Bourne of Aberstywth and Minister for Faith and Integration has endorsed his support for the National Children’s WW1 Centenary Concert to be held in Birmingham.
In a forward to the Concert programme Lord Bourne writes : ‘I cannot think of a more fitting tribute than bringing together thousands of children from across the country to remember those who died in the First World War through music and song’.
A mass choir of over 2000 children supported by two youth orchestras will provide the focal point of the concert. The concert will see the debut performance of the National Youth Pipe Band of England. Other features include the Sandwell Youth Brass Band, a Welsh Primary School Choir, the Leicester Show Choir, and other performers from Norfolk, Dorset, Birmingham and Sutton Coldfield. A parade of 57 flags will represent and pay to tribute to the many nations and peoples involved in the War.
Lord Bourne goes on to say : ‘I firmly believe that young children should play an active role in WW1 Centenary Commemorations. This is crucial both in enhancing their awareness of the tragedy of war and in carrying forward the collective memory and gratitude to future generations.
The Concert is being held on Saturday 3rd November 2018 at the Genting Arena in Birmingham and it is hoped that an audience of up to ten thousand will attend to support this unique remembrance event.
Join the audience and get your ticket here.