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Music for Remembrance

City of Bristol Choir

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Marking the 150th anniversary of Vaughan Williams’ birth, the 90-strong choir performs the composer’s cantata Dona nobis pacem  – a plea for peace setting words from the Bible and the poetry of Walt Whitman.

City of Bristol ChoirBristol EnsembleDavid Ogden  Conductor
Amy Dickson  Saxophone
Rebecca Afonwy-Jones  Mezzo soprano
Felix Kemp  Bass
Richard Johnson  Piano

Richard Blackford  Pietà                Gerald Finzi  Songs arranged for saxophone and orchestra                       Ralph Vaughan Williams  Dona nobis pacem
Anatoly Avdievsky  Ukrainian Lullaby


With its filmic, visual quality, gripping narrative and vividly descriptive scoring, Richard Blackford’s beautiful and dramatic setting of the Stabat Mater text is a modern masterpiece that has received many performance around the UK since its composition in 2018. The accompaniment of a string orchestra and solo saxophone add to the pathos and drama. The choir is delighted to welcome back to Bristol international soloist Amy Dickson.

City of Bristol Choir is pleased to present these two intensely moving pieces with their themes of consolation, peace, and reconciliation on Remembrance Sunday. The concert remembers the casualties not only of the World Wars but of more recent conflicts, very much at the forefront of our hearts and minds.

Pre-event Food & Drink

Enjoy delicious drinks and light bites from our Café Bar ahead of the event.

Available to pre-order when booking your tickets, you can choose from a selection of house drinks on arrival, accompanied by a board of bread, olives and dips (all Vegetarian). Just select which option – for one or two people – you would like, before checkout.

Your pre-ordered food and drink will be available to collect from the Café Bar from 60 minutes before the event. It’s the perfect way to begin your event experience at St George’s!