New performance for Silver Rose

The critically acclaimed 'Silver Rose' production will be given another high profile performance in Bristol this year.

Silver Rose

It has been announced that there is to be another timely UK performance of the critically acclaimed work, 'Silver Rose' by composer Liz Lane.

It will take place in April at Bristol Cathedral featuring the University of the West of England Singers, a choir of over 100 and members of the South West Open Youth Orchestra — the UK's first disabled-led orchestra for young musicians. Liz has been working with the talented musicians as part of her University research.


The narrator will be Barry Farrimond (Ed Grundy in 'The Archers') who is also the Managing Director of OpenUp Music), with the brass band accompaniment given by Lydbrook Band conducted by Ian Holmes.

'Silver Rose' was inspired by the First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg, and has gained widespread critical acclaim since its first performance in Bristol on the Remembrance weekend in November 2014.


The work was commissioned by the Bristol City Council and Arts Council England and is one of 20 major cultural commissions that will mark the city's commemoration of the Great War.

The title 'Silver Rose' takes its name from two sources: The 1914 Star Campaign Medal awarded to men who served in France or Belgium between 5th August and 22nd November 1914.

Those who fought under enemy fire were also entitled to a bronze horizontal clasp engraved with the dates on which they could attach a small silver rose to the ribbon when not wearing the medal.

It will feature the University of the West of England Singers, a choir of over 100 and members of the South West Open Youth Orchestra — the UK's first disabled-led orchestra for young musicians4BR


The final movement also relates to Rosenberg's poem 'Song', which reads:

A silver rose to show
Is your sweet face;
And like the heavens' white brow,
Sometimes God's battle-place,
Your blood is quiet now.

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