Duke and Duchess of Sussex to Attend 100 Days to Peace

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THE DUKE AND DUCHESS OF SUSSEX WILL ATTEND A COMMEMORATIVE CONCERT IN AID OF MENTAL HEALTH CHARITIES

Central Hall Westminster, London

Thursday 6th September, 2018

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex will attend 100 Days to Peace, a gala music evening marking the centenary of the end of the First World War at Central Hall Westminster.

Presented by the Royal Armouries, the one-off concert will be an evening of music and reflection in aid of three charities all working to support military veterans facing mental health challenges; Help for Heroes, Combat Stress and Heads Together – The Royal Foundation’s campaign and mental health initiative.

The first half will include two performances by Lesley Garrett; ‘He Wishes for the Cloths of Heaven’ – a poem by WB Yeats published in 1899, and the opening lines from ‘For the Fallen’, written by Laurence Binyon in 1914 and adapted by Sir Karl for 100 Days to Peace. The event will also bring together Samuel Bordoli’s The Great Silence, written in memory of choristers killed in the First World War, with the charity Remembered, featuring their 2018 Armistice installation ‘There But Not There’.

For the second half, Sir Karl Jenkins will conduct his internationally acclaimed The Armed Man: A Mass for Peace, performed by the Royal Choral Society and the Philharmonia Orchestra. Originally commissioned by the Royal Armouries to mark the turn of the millennium to create a legacy of peace and hope for the future, this will be the only performance of The Armed Man in England in 2018 to be conducted by Sir Karl himself. The music will be performed against a backdrop of Hefin Owen’s film of The Armed Man.

During the intermission, Their Royal Highnesses will meet some of the evening’s performers during a reception in the Presidents Room, as well as representatives from the three charities, and the Royal Armouries’ Trustees and Sponsors.

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