"The All Saints Chorus and Orchestra will perform Beethoven’s Symphony No 9 The Choral in West Ham Parish Church to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.
The well-known symphony has been played at significant events including the fall of the Berlin Wall, the gathering of Chinese students at Tiananmen Square and was sung by Chilean demonstrators against the dictatorship of General Pinochet. It features words taken from Ode to Joy, a poem written by Friedrich Schiller.
The concert takes place at the church in Church Street at 7.30pm on 24 November. The choir is supported by a Go For It grant from Newham Council.
Jon Cullen, choir music director, said: ‘The sentiment that in joy, all men can become brothers, is a fitting way to mark the conclusion of the 100th anniversary since the First World War ended’".
For more information, please see the flyer below, or go to page 23 of this month’s issue of the Newham Mag.