Poppies inspire special
A MOVING and unique carol concert
is to take place at St George's Hall which reflects on wartime at Christmas.
As a tribute to the 'Poppies - Weeping Window' installation on the
exterior of the Hall and The Truce statue, which is currently on display
inside the venue and depicts the famous Christmas Truce of 1914, more than
10 groups of performers will take to the stage in the Concert Room to give
live performances of carols and songs including some from the wartime era.
These songs include:- 'Till We Meet Again', 'Lili Marlene',
'White Christmas', 'Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas',
'Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree' and 'Blue
As a very special finale to the Silent Night Carol Concert The Farm will
perform a spine tingling acoustic rendition of:- 'All Together Now',
accompanied by the other acts.
It takes place on Thursday, 10 December 2015, and costs just £10 or £8 for
concessions. Each choir or ensemble will perform for around 10 minutes and
those taking part are:-
Night & Days
Liverpool Male Voice Choir
The Royal Court Theatre Choir
SoSo (Singing Our Socks Off)
Vox in the Light
Pagoda Chinese Youth Orchestra
During the evening there will be a special
performance by Resonate Singers of a song penned by local composer John Hogg
who has written From Seeds of Hope, inspired by the poppies.
Copies of the
song will be available to purchase at the Hall on the night.
In between acts, members of the Liverpool PALS Memorial Fund Committee will
be reading out letters from the front.
Assistant Mayor and Cabinet Member for Culture, Leisure and Events,
Councillor Wendy Simon, said:- "The Silent Night Carol Concert is set
to be an emotional and uplifting evening, and in the surroundings of the
stunning Concert Room, it's without a doubt an unmissable event.
The public reaction so far to the Poppies installation has been
overwhelming, and it's not a surprise that these beautiful ceramic flowers,
and everything they symbolise, have inspired this evening of live music.
I'm delighted so many performers are going to be involved and just thinking
about the finale with local legends The Farm singing their iconic song is
enough to give anyone goosebumps. Space is of course limited, so I hope as
many people as possible make the most of this unique event and be part of
what will be an unforgettable, Christmassy evening."
The evening has been organised in partnership with Resonate, Liverpool's
Doors open at 6pm, with performances starting at 7pm.
Tickets can be from
or by calling:- 0844 8000 410.