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Confederation Centre presents evening to honour war veterans Saturday

George Hardy works on a Remembrance Day mural on a window of the Salvation Army Church in Charlottetown. (JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN)
George Hardy works on a Remembrance Day mural on a window of the Salvation Army Church in Charlottetown. (JIM DAY/THE GUARDIAN)

The Confederation Singers and the Confederation Centre Youth Chorus present a Remembrance Day concert of choral music and readings in honour of the nation’s war veterans.

“In Remembrance” takes place Saturday, Nov. 11, at 7:30 p.m. at Trinity United Church in Charlottetown. 
 


“In Remembrance offers an evening of thought-provoking poetry complemented by appropriate selections of choral music. One reflects and heightens the other,” says Don Fraser, director of music at the Confederation Centre of the Arts.

“Much of the poetry is from the First World War, and included in the music is a Canadian choral setting of the famous ‘In Flanders Fields’ poem.”

The concert will also feature “I’m Dreaming of Home” that members of the Youth Chorus performed at the dedication ceremony for the newly restored Canadian National Vimy Memorial in France on April 9, 2007, the 90th anniversary of the Battle of Vimy Ridge.

Other pieces of music include Bruckner’s “Locus Iste,” the “In Remembrance” of Canadian composer Eleanor Daley, “Calling My Children Home,” arranged by Joseph Jennings, the beautiful “Pie Jesu” by Fauré, and “Ubi Caritas” of Ola Gjeilo.

Tickets for the annual “In Remembrance” performance are $15 and are available at the door or at the Confederation Centre’s box office.

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