University of Chichester Armistice Centenary Commemoration and Reconciliation Concert

Taking part in this concert are Portsmouth High School for Girls, Oakwood School, University of Portsmouth Choir, University of Chichester Symphonic Choir and Chamber Choir.


Programme of Music:

Karl Jenkins: The Armed Man
Laura Rossi: Voices of Remembrance

This concert features two works by contemporary composers responding to the horrors of war. Laura Rossi, through her research for the film score to 'The Battle of the Somme' and from her uncle’s diaries, has produced an emotive score using words of poets, written during World War 1. Jenkin’s 'The Armed Man' charts the descent into war ending in the Benedictus and Better is Peace.