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Seeking Peace – Reflecting on Armistice

November 2, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Seeking Peace – Reflecting on Armistice

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Join this special international evening of music, reflection and discussion to commemorate the centenary of the WW1 Armistice in November 1918. Musicians, poets, historians, and diplomats bring different perspectives to this evening to illuminate a historic moment and reflect on how we may seek peace.

7 pm music  – 8 pm symposium – 9pm reception

Music programme

Music for the evening is by British, French and German composers. It includes the premiere of Andrew Carvel Everyone Sang, a new commission for choir, children’s voices and church bells based on Siegfried Sassoon’s poem, Faure’s Cantique de Jean Racine and Bach  Cantata BWV 140 Wachet Auf .

With soloists Carine Tinney, soprano, and Mark Nathan, baritone; the choir and ringers of St Andrew’s and St George’s West and Cantilena Orchestra, leader A. Ramsay.

Directed by Brigitte Harris

Symposium

Symposium speakers include Dr Stephan Malinowski Lecturer in  Modern European History  and Dr Fabian Hilfrich Senior Lecturer in American History, and chair Dr David Kaufman, Lecturer in History, all of the University of Edinburgh.

 

Reception 

Stay and chat over refreshments and finger food.


This event is organised jointly by St Andrew’s and St George’s West Church, the German Speaking Church in Edinburgh and the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany in Edinburgh. We acknowledge with thanks the generosity of the Federal Government of Germany.

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Venue

St Andrew’s and St George’s West
13 George Street
Edinburgh, Scotland EH2 2PA United Kingdom
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Phone:
0131 225 3847
Website:
http://www.stagw.org.uk