S Norfolk church concert to feature WW1 comp winner
Local school students are being invited to take part in the End of World War One Celebration competition, with the winning entry read out during a Remembrance concert in Hethersett Church in the autumn.
Mulbarton Community Choir, pictured above, is looking for students to write new words to the chorus ‘Song of Liberty’, a poem set to Elgar’s Pomp and Circumstance March No.4. They are running the competition as part of the centenary celebrations of the end of World War One, thanks to a grant from South Norfolk Council.
There are two categories in the competition, primary and secondary, and the winners from each category will receive £25 and will hear their lyrics read out during Mulbarton Community Choir’s Remembrance concert on Saturday November 10 in St Remigius’ Church, Hethersett, which will also feature music by Norfolk Wherry Brass.
The overall winner, who will be announced on the night of the concert, will win an additional £25 and have their song performed by the choir. The winner’s school will also receive a WW1-themed book for their library.
Musical Director for the Choir and Assistant Curate at Mulbarton Church, The Revd Andrew North, said:
"As a former Army Musician, I feel that this competition is an exciting way of engaging young people with the World War One Centenary Celebrations."
The choir has also produced primary and secondary lesson plans which have been designed to help schools use the competition as part of their curriculum. You can find more information about the competition and the lesson plans on the Mulbarton Church website
The closing date for entries is 5pm on Friday 19 October. Entries should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org .
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