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Commemorating the Great War

Chatham House and St James's Church, Piccadilly, London


Dr Kate Kennedy, Girton College, Cambridge University

Daniel Norman, Tenor
Cerys Jones, Mezzo
Matt Cammelle, Reader and tenor
Iain Burnside, Reader and piano
Tim Watts, Composer and piano


Ivor Gurney was one of the most talented of the Great War poets and one of the early twentieth century’s greatest British composers.  His work is celebrated in this recital, written for Chatham House by Gurney’s biographer Dr Kate Kennedy. His story is dramatized through his own letters, his music and his poetry.

An exhibition of bronze friezes by the sculptor Philip Blacker, depicting the battlefields of the Great War, will be shown at Chatham House from 9 - 22 June.

17.30 - Chatham House reception and exhibition
18.45 - St James's Church pre-concert talk by Dr Kate Kennedy
19.30 - Concert

This concert is part of the cultural events programme organized by International Affairs commemorating the outbreak of the Great War.