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Glorious night of remembrance at St Edmundsbury Cathedral

Hundreds of people enjoyed a sold-out World War One centenary performance at St Edmundsbury Cathedral on Sunday.

Crimson Glory featured 350 performers including children from the Bury Schools Partnership, who told the story of a young Suffolk soldier through music, drama, dance, art and video.

It was led by Richard Hubbard, St Edmundsbury and Ipswich music development director and artistic director of the Cantus Firmus Trust.

Crimson Glory at St Edmundsbury Cathedral ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5191915)
Crimson Glory at St Edmundsbury Cathedral ....PICTURE: Mecha Morton... .. (5191915)

He said: "We were very pleased with it and it all came together very smoothly considering the logistics of organising 350 performers and we only had one rehearsal with all 350 there at the same time.

"It was very warmly received, we had a completely packed cathedral, you could sense the audience were with us and there were very many appreciative comments.

"What was exciting was bringing together the diverse elements - professionals and amateurs, children and adults, mixing musical genres which don't normally in the same concert for example we had movements from John Rutter's Requiem with World War One musical songs."

  • For a full spread of pictures see today's Bury Free Press newspaper.

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