Lest We Forget: Tickets go on sale this week for our unique WW1 Commemorative Concert

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This March (19th) at the venerable Bournemouth International Centre SoundStorm and over 500 children and young people, will come together to commemorate the First World War, in a uniquely creative, collaborative event.

In partnership with Dorset Music Service (DMS), Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra (BSO Blast), Music in Action and Wave alongside a host of schools from both county and conurbation, the event will showcase the musical talents of the county groups including the Dorset Youth Orchestra, Bournemouth Youth Orchestra and Bath Philharmonia. More details on these partners can be found here.

As lead partner for the Bournemouth and Poole Music Education Hub, SoundStorm offers a range of opportunities for schools to shape and be part of an eclectic range of inspirational experiences; from singing at the London Jazz Festival or building their own ukuleles to performing in front of 3000 people, the simple aim is to inspire, develop confidence and provide students with a chance to take their skills out of the classroom.

Following the success of 2013’s Movie Mash Up at the Royal Albert Hall, we have been working with DMS and local author Ron Dawson to develop an event that will take a dignified approach towards remembering the 16 million who gave and lost their lives in the Great War. The musical programme comprises a repertoire of songs from the era but will also include contemporary surprises and some original compositions, one of which lends it’s title to the name of the event ‘Lest We Forget’.

Our sister agency, Wave is taking the lead in ‘animating’ the event which will include contributions from the drama students at Winton and Glenmoor Academy, dance from Longfleet Primary alongside a specially commissioned audio visual backdrop developed by local artist Martin Coyne.

Tickets for the matinee are already selling fast and are available via DMS (email dorsetmusicservice@dorsetcc.gov.uk) at just £1 a ticket.

The main event is ow on sale! Available both online and in person at the BIC