Memorial Ground | The Portrait Choir

  • National Portrait Gallery London United Kingdom

The Portrait Choir commemorates the centenary of the Battle of the Somme in special out-of-hours performances of David Lang’s new choral work Memorial Ground (commissioned by 14 – 18 NOW and East Neuk Festival).

The choir will be joined by the young singers of south London’s Pembroke Academy of Music (PAM) Community Choir and homeless chorus, The Choir with No Name, for a promenade concert through the first floor galleries, where early 20th century portraits so relevant to this wartime period are on display.

The Portrait Choir will also sing Sir Hubert Parry’s elegiac Songs of Farewell and poet Jackie Kay will read her poem Private Joseph Kay, part of the Fierce Light poetry collection specially commissioned by 14-18 NOW, Norfolk & Norwich Festival and Writers’ Centre Norwich.   

Free tickets available here

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