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Remembered Today:

Premiere of Somme choral work - Dorking, Surrey

Neil Mackenzie

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Dies Irae (Day of Anger) is a new choral work for 3 choirs commemorating the centenary of The Battle of the Somme. It is the work of award wining composer Ian Assersohn.

It will be performed by the adults of Leatherhead Choral Society and Epsom Male Voice Choir with the children of Farnham Youth Junior Choir. The soloists are Sarah Leonard and Richard Bannan and the orchestra Camerata of London, all conducted by the composer.

The gala performance takes place at the Dorking Halls on Saturday, 26 November from 7.30pm although there is a pre-concert discussion with the composer from 6.30-7.00pm, to which all ticket holders are warmly invited.

The website below has more on the work including a snippet from one of the movements.



The concert also includes Pie Jesu from Fauré’s Requiem and a rare chance to hear Elegy In Memoriam Rupert Brooke by the composer Frederick Kelly who was killed during The Somme.


I have attached the press release and a link to the Dorking Halls website is below in case anyone is interested in attending.





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