Concerts

‘The Lark Ascending’ Remembrance Day Performance

‘The Lark Ascending’ Remembrance Day Performance

Honouring the sacrifices of Indigenous Veterans

November, 11th at 11:45 A.M.

Filmed at St. Mark’s Church

WATCH LIVE on our website or YOUTUBE Channel.

This special Remembrance Day performance is inspired by Ralph Vaughan Williams’  The Lark Ascending. The Lark Ascending is a short, single-movement work by the English composer Ralph Vaughan Williams, inspired by the 1881 poem of the same name by English writer George Meredith.

Join Guy Bannerman (Actor), Atis Bankas (Violin) and Jim Bourne (Piano) on November 11th  as they pay tribute to the First Nations, Métis and Inuit people of Canada who have a long and proud tradition of military service to our country. ‘The Lark Ascending’ Remembrance Day performance was filmed at the historic St. Mark’s Church in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

Readings:

For King and Kanata: Canadian Indians and the First World War by Timothy C. Windegard
Distant Relations: How My Ancestors Colonized North America by Victoria Freeman
The Danger Tree: Memory, War, and the Search for a Family’s Past by David Macfarlane

Musical Selections:

F.S.Kelly Violin Sonata 2nd mvt.
Vaughan Williams Lark Ascending
George Butterworth The Banks of Green Willow
Barber Introduction from the Second Movement of the Violin Concerto
Barber First violin solo from the Second Movement of the Violin Concerto
Vecsey Valse Triste
Elgar Sospiri
Massenet Meditation from Thais

 

All donations made on November 11th to Music Niagara will support the Last Post Fund Indigenous Veterans Initiative.

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