Charity concert to mark Great War centenary

A commemorative concert to mark the centenary of the Great War will be held in the Marble Hall of Mount Stuart (pictured) on Armistice Day (Tuesday, November 11).
A commemorative concert to mark the centenary of the Great War will be held in the Marble Hall of Mount Stuart (pictured) on Armistice Day (Tuesday, November 11).

A special charity concert to mark the centenary of the Great War will be held this Armistice Day (Tuesday, November 11) in aid of Erskine Hospital.

Mount Stuart has kindly offered the Marble Hall free of charge to host the concert, which is extra poignant given Mount Stuart was used as a military hospital for wounded servicemen during the First World War.

Director of music, Mr Tony Spencer, has been working with Bute Community Band, Island Voices, and Rothesay and District Pipe Band to produce a programme which will honour all of those who fought and died in the Great War of 1914-18, 100 years ago.

Works include ‘Seventeen Come Sunday’, ‘A Voice in the Desert’, ‘Amazing Grace’ and Elgar’s ‘Nimrod’.

Rothesay and District Pipes and Drums, as well as performing in their own right, will join forces with the community band for a special rendition of ‘Highland Cathedral’, while Island Voices will bring their dynamic vocal talents to pieces such as ‘In Flanders’ Fields’ and ‘A Shropshire Lad’.

Providing readings will be Alison G. Clark and Jim Arthur, and the Bute branch of the Royal British Legion Scotland will also be represented at the concert.

All proceeds from the concert will be donated to Erskine to assist in the provision of the continued care of service personnel in Scotland.

Seating is limited so get your tickets (priced at £7) early from any member of Bute Community Band or from Brechin’s on Bridgend Street.