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Flowers of the Forest

Saturday 10th November  2018 at 7.30 pm 

Church of St Mary, Church Street, Bishops Lydeard. TA4 3AT


A sequence of music and readings to mark the First World War Armistice in 1918

This celebration programme is structured into six parts:-

Part One:-   Joy and Relief

Part Two:-   Those left to Grieve

Part Three:- A Grateful Thanks for the Peace

Part Four:-   Lost Youth

Part Five:-   Gratitude and Remembrance

Part Six:-     Release and Hope

The programme includes Hymns sung in celebration services, readings taken from newspapers, and personal accounts of the time.   Featuring music by Stanford, Vaughan Williams, Elgar and others, as well as the traditional Scottish pipe melody 'Flowers of the Forest'.

The Phoenix Singers and St Mary's Church, Bishops Lydeard are pleased to announce that the beneficiary of this concert will be the Royal British Legion via a collection and donation.


This concert will be the last with Andrew Maddocks as Director of Music, Andrew has directed The Phoenix Singers for 22 years and the choir has gone from strength to strength under his guidance.  He will, of course, be greatly missed.







Future Events



Festival Service of Nine Lessons & Carols 

Saturday 22nd December 2018

6.30 pm

 St John the Evangelist Church, Taunton TA1 4DG



Watch this space for  further details 





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