SAINT JOHN, NB, Oct. 27, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - A special program of music to commemorate and celebrate the contributions of our veterans will be held on Saturday, November 7 at Harbour View High School in Saint John, beginning at 7:30 pm. This year's concert, titled Celebrating the Heritage - Commemorating the Sacrifice will mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, the 100th anniversary of the writing of In Flanders Fields by LCol John McRae, and the milestone reached by Queen Elizabeth II of becoming the longest reigning British monarch in history.
The program for this concert is varied and eclectic featuring traditional military marches, overtures, popular music from World War I and World War II, as well as music traditionally associated with remembrance, and patriotic songs. The concert will also feature the New Brunswick premiere of an award winning march Champion's Ensign composed by one members of the band, Gnr David Cooper, who is from Fredericton, and currently studying music at Mt. Allison University in Sackville. This past summer Gnr Cooper was with the Band of the Ceremonial Guard on Parliament Hill. Each year there is a competition for the best new march composed by one of the band members. This year Champion's Ensign was the winning entry.
The band will also be joined by a massed choir comprised of members from various high school and community choirs to perform music for remembrance. This choir will also perform at the City's main Remembrance Day Ceremony at Harbour Station on Nov 11.
There will also be an opportunity for the audience to join in a sing-along of some of the best loved songs from World War II.
There is no admission fee, but donations will be accepted for the Last Post Fund, which has been established to assist with funeral expenses for Canadian veterans.
SOURCE Last Post Fund
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