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30th Nov, 2021

Malvern Male Voice Choir set to return with Remembrance Sunday concert

THE ANNUAL Remembrance commemoration by Malvern Male Voice Choir will take place at the Church of the Ascension, Somers Park, at 7pm on Sunday, November 14.

Entitled ‘The Long, Long Road’, the inspirational evening will contain a diverse range of music related to conflict and spirituality, as well as short war-related short readings. The occasion will pay particular attention to remembering that 2020 was the 75th Anniversary of the end of the Second World War but restrictions meant last year’s event could not go ahead.

This year is also the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks in America on September 11, 2001 .

A proportion of the music will have originated on the other side of the Atlantic.

The event leads into a service of Remembrance and there will be opportunities for the audience to listen, sing and reflect.

Charles Pavey, Malvern Male Voice Choir conductor, said: “It’s good to have been able to reinstate this annual event in time for Remembrance Sunday.

“Whilst putting the programme together I read an article describing how Malvern was inundated by American soldiers and others towards the end of the Second World War as hospitals were built to cater for casualties of the Normandy campaign.

“The Male Voice Choir benefitted from an influx of American personnel at that time and this too will be recalled.”

There will be a retiring collection and all will be welcome to the hour-long event.

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