Silver Rose set to bloom again in Bristol

The critically acclaimed 'Silver Rose' work will be be performed under very special circumstances this weeken in Bristol.


This weekend there will be a rare opportunity to hear a performance of the critically acclaimed 'Silver Rose' written by composer Liz Lane.


The performance of the work inspired by the First World War poet Isaac Rosenberg will take place on Saturday 16th April at Bristol Cathedral, and will feature the Lydbrook Band, UWE Singers (120) and members of the South West Open Youth Orchestra — the UK's only disabled-led regional youth orchestra, conducted by Ian Holmes. The narrator will be Barry Farrimond (Ed Grundy from 'The Archers').

There are still a few tickets left, but you can get yours at: http://www.colstonhall.org/shows/sun-moon-stars/


'Silver Rose' was commissioned by the Bristol City Council and Arts Council England as one of its 20 major cultural commissions that marked 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.

'Silver Rose' was commissioned by the Bristol City Council and Arts Council England as one of its 20 major cultural commissions that marked the city's commemoration of the Great War4BR


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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