The Transmigration of the Soldier

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Song reCycle premieres a new ‘curation’ of classical art song created especially for Armistice Day. Using English, French, and German song, this performance asks the audience to imagine many classic songs in the context of soldiers who have died and are looking back on the earth. Some soldiers may be still caught in the turmoil of war, others thinking of a loved one, others in mourning for leaving the earth which they had called home. This performance is a unique way to remember the over 10 million military personal estimated to have died in the conflict and to focus on the human costs of war.

Tenor William Bouvel is joined by Pianist Philip Godfrey in songs by Faure, Duparc, Purcell, Schubert, Schumann, and Vaughan Williams,

The Armistice Day concert takes place Wednesday November the 11th at 7:30pm in St James’ Church West Hampstead, NW6. Tickets are 10£ and all proceeds go to the Poppy appeal. The first part of the concert will feature the Wind and Words of World War One program ‘Keep the Home Fires Burning’.