Remembering peace at November 11 concert

Dr Paul Terracini: Has selected a range of peace and remembrance songs for the November 11 concert.

Dr Paul Terracini: Has selected a range of peace and remembrance songs for the November 11 concert.

The Academy Singers will present a peace and remembrance concert, to mark Remembrance Day in Springwood on Sunday, November 11 at 3pm.

Dr Paul Terracini, Academy Singers’ director, has selected inspiring songs that illustrate that music has no boundaries and that it is timeless.

Poets and songwriters weave stories that are powerful in depicting human sentiment around war and peace and their music filters through to all levels of society.

Popular 20th century war songs like Keep the Home Fires Burning were important for soldiers to keep their spirits up on the battlefield but 100 years later can still evoke strong emotion.

I Didn’t Raise My Boy To Be A Soldier expresses the grief of a mother in a way that can also stir pacifist feelings today. The African/American spiritual, We Shall Walk Through The Valley In Peace, gives insight into another sphere of social injustice and human exploitation.

The choir will also present works from church music, including part of Giovanni da Palestrina’s 16th century Missa Brevis and Samuel Wesley’s Thou Wilt Keep Him in Perfect Peace.

The Academy Singers will be accompanied on keyboard by Jane Andino.

Tickets available at the door, $25 Adult, $20 Concession, $5 Children, or book online at www.academysingers.com.au.

Sunday 11 November 2018, 3.00pm at Frazer Memorial Presbyterian Church, Macquarie Rd, Springwood.