Remembrance Music

LST students and staff have been busy creating and performing music for Remembrance, in this centenary year of the First World War.

9th November saw the premier of Theology, Music and Worship student Calum Carswell’s Requiem Mass for All Souls on Remembrance Sunday.  This was performed by The Choir of St Paul’s in the Jewellery Quarter, Birmingham.  The evening also included the late Clive Russell‘s Anthem ‘O Lord of Life’.  Below is the live recording of the piece.

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You can find out more about this event, and hear more of Cal’s compositions on his website – www.calumcarswell.com

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Sunday 2 November, LST Music and Worship lecturer Richard Hubbard directed a unique musical and artistic presentation in Suffolk to mark the centenary of World War One.  It saw over 600 people attend and received a hugely positive response.

Entitled CRIMSON GLORY, the presentation involved the Cantus Firmus Choir, made up of singers from churches in East Suffolk and North Essex, together with a primary school choir, artwork from high school students, drama, poems and images of the Great War period.

CRIMSON GLORY told the story of an imagined young soldier from Suffolk, beginning in the fields of the family farm, and following his journey through recruitment and training before he arrives in France at the trenches.

The story reflected on the soldier’s questions about God and faith in the face of unprecedented suffering and uncertainty. Members of the audience were be given a replica of the pocket St John’s Gospel that was given to all soldiers of the Great War.

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