A COMMEMORATIVE concert to remember the fallen heroes of Crewe is to be held 100 years to the day after the start of the First World War.
The event, entitled Crewe Reflects – a Commemorative Concert, includes the world premiere of a new work combining original music, film and writing. It will be held at 7.30pm on August 4 at the Lyceum Theatre, Crewe.
It will mark the centenary of the day that Britain declared war on Germany, on August 4, 1914, which marked the start of the Great War.
The concert is part of Cheshire East’s programme to commemorate the First World War – which is called ‘Cheshire East Reflects’. Clr Gordon Baxendale, Cheshire East Council lead on First World War commemorative events, said: “This should be a fantastic event on what is an especially poignant occasion – not just for Crewe and Cheshire East but for Britain and the world as a whole.
“It is only fitting that local community groups are centrally involved in commemorating the start of the First World War, as this cataclysmic conflict affected every community deeply and its impact profoundly shaped the modern world.
“It is great to see this sort of partnership work in our communities. I would urge people to come along and support this commemorative concert and take the opportunity to experience a unique and original performance which has been specially created to reflect on the tragic losses caused by the Great War.”
The concert will feature a service of remembrance led by Royal British Legion and the world premiere of a unique film ‘Where the Fallen Live Forever’, written and created by Adam Capper, with contributions from author Mark Potts.
The premiere will include live musical accompaniment featuring a specially-written score by composer Adam Shilton, from Manchester Metropolitan University’s department of contemporary arts.
The concert also features theatrical tributes to the soldiers of the First World War, performed by local choirs and performances from the Co-operative Funeralcare Band North West and the Funkychoir.com Tickets £10 from Lyceum Theatre Box Office on 01270 368242.