Remembrance of the Blitz

Music, Classical and opera
The Exmoor Singers present a three-part afternoon commemoration of the bombing of London during the World War II. First, at 4pm, meeting at the Royal Exchange (next to the Bank of England on Threadneedle Street) the historian Neil Bright leads a guided walk of Blitz sites in the City. Then, at 5pm, 'ration book' canapés and memories of the Blitz at the Dutch Church (itself hit by a landmine in 1940). Followed at 6pm by a concert of choral music written during or in memory of the second world war performed by the Exmoor Singers of London directed by James Jarvis. Vaughan Williams's 'Valiant for truth'; Ireland's 'Immortality'; Berkeley's 'The midnight murk'; Howells's 'O, pray for the peace of Jerusalem'; Bax's 'Te Deum'; Jenkins's 'For the fallen'; Goodall's 'In memoriam Anne Frank'; Toebosch's 'Da pacem Domine'; Sherwin/Maschwitz 'A nightingale sang in Berkeley Square'; Novello's 'Love is my reason'; Warren/Gordon 'Chattanooga choo choo'; and Glenn Miller's 'In the mood'.


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