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WWI Canadian Expeditionary Force tribute concert - Aug. 12
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Author:  kreskin [ August 1st, 2014, 8:51 am ]
Post subject:  WWI Canadian Expeditionary Force tribute concert - Aug. 12

The North Lakeshore Chorus, a community based choir with singers from Toronto, Kingston and Cobourg, Ontario will perform 'Till the Boys Come Home, a choral and band tribute to the soldiers of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force who sailed to Europe on October 3rd, 1914.

The choir of 35 will be joined by the Belfast Pipes and Drums at beautiful Trinity United Church, 78 Prince Street, on Tuesday, August 12th at 7.30 pm. Branch No. 1 of the Royal Canadian Legion in Charlottetown will also provide a colour party. Their Honours The Lieutenant Governor of PEI and Mrs. Dorothy Lewis will be in attendance for this tribute to Canadians who served their King and Country in the Great War from 1914 -1918.

The idea for the concert was the brainchild of Producer Michael Korn, who lives in Prince Edward County, Ontario. Michael is an alumnus of the Toronto Mendelssohn Choir and has produced a series of eight concerts in the last 20 years celebrating various royal milestones, the last being the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in 2013.

Charlottetown is the last stop on a tour starting at the Canadian War Museum, Ottawa on August 4th (the actual anniversary of the declaration of war), Quebec City on August 6th, Saint John on August 8th, Halifax on August 10th and Lunenburg on August 11th.

The concert at Trinity will be dedicated to the memory of those from the congregation who were killed in action or died as a result of their wounds between 1914 - 1918. The programme will include such favourites as The Maple Leaf Forever, Farewell to Nova Scotia, Let There Be Peace on Earth, In Flanders Fields and Keep the Home Fires Burning. The audience will also have the opportunity to join in a sing-along of such popular tunes as It's a Long, Long Way to Tipperary, Pack Up Your Troubles, Jerusalem, K-K-K-Katy and Oh How I Hate to get Up in the Morning.

The church is wheel chair accessible from the Richmond St. entrance.

Primary Contact - Michael Korn
Producer, 'Till the Boys Come Home
Tel: 613 399 1892

Secondary Contact – Philip Whittaker 394-6159

Tickets are available at the church office or by calling 892-4114 Tickets will also be available at the door.

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