Last year an incredible project took place in Worcestershire, in the village of Feckenham (my home when I first moved back to Worcestershire).
Composer Phil Mountford was commissioned to write a choral work to commemorate World War One for the community choirs in Feckenham, Worcestershire.
The narrative suite premiered last year and SOLD OUT. It incorporated readings written by Kathy Gee and was performed by over 80 voices.
The suite of 10 pieces tells the story of a new recruit and follows his life and death during the war.
© Phil Mountford 2016
This year it is coming back at a special showing at the FeckenOdeon (I know, I love that too).
Tickets are £5.00 and the showing of the film of Suite for the Fallen Soldier starts at 7:30 PM
We have a rather unusual show this Saturday. You’ll be aware that 11th November is Armistice Day. It’s the day that commemorates the signing of the armistice which ended the First World War. Last year Feckenham marked this anniversary by staging the world premier performances of a remarkable piece of work – “Suite for the Fallen Soldier” – in Feckenham Church.
This was specially composed by Phil Mountford (also a composer of film music) and the narrative was written by Feckenham poet Kathy Gee. The whole thing was performed by the massed forces of four local choirs with local readers and it was accompanied by the composer and the cellist Josh Mountford. Children from village schools also took part.
The Suite was a remarkable achievement and a moving account of how the so called Great War affected ordinary people. The concerts were filmed in High Definition and the FeckenOdeon is proud to be the first to screen the resulting film on the Big Screen. The show starts at 7.30pm – and there’ll be a supporting programme as well as the usual FeckenOdeon bar and other refreshments.
Tickets are £5 for everyone. You can book online through www.feckenodeon.co.uk , by phone on 0333 666 3366 or in person at The Village Shop or The Rose & Crown.
© FeckenOdeon Team 2017
Tickets are selling fast as they did for the live show, so book early to avoid disappointment – and if they have sold out by the time you find this – come to Worcester and enjoy Peter Sutton’s Elgar Poetry Event, which includes poetry for Remembrance.