A PROJECT that has been central to the county’ commemoration of the World War One Armistice is coming to an end.

On Saturday, November 10 at 7.30pm, a charity fundraising concert will introduce Worcestershire Symphony Orchestra, the Worcester Cathedral Choir and the voices of schoolchildren from across the county.

The first half of the concert is made up of composers, such as Laura Rossi who will perform Remember Them.

In Remember Them, a choir of 70 children from the nine primary schools that include the Rivers C of E Multi-Academy Trust will join in.

Voices of Remembrance, which is vocal and orchestral work featuring readings of World War One poetry, will fill the second half of the concert. Ms Rossi , the composer, will talk about her inspiration for writing the piece.

Narrating the poetry will be BBC Radio Hereford and Worcester presenter, Tammy Gooding.

The centenary commemoration project involved the orchestra running a series of World War One themed music and poetry workshops at several schools, led by Ms Rossi and musical director, Keith Slade.

Lisa Long, headteacher at St Clement’s C of E Primary School, said: “Opportunities like this provide lasting memories for our children. Meeting a real-life composer and musician raises their aspirations of what they could achieve in life. In this particular event the children have also been able to reflect on a key historical event.”

They were supported by two experienced educators from the Birmingham Pals re-enactment group, dressed in military costumes to bring the workshops to life.

Voices of Remembrance is being supported by the Worcestershire branch of SSAFA (the Armed Forces charity), along with the Royal British Legion and ABF The Soldiers’ Charity, with at least £5 from every ticket sold being donated to the three charities.

Tickets are available from 01905 611427 or via worcesterlive.co.uk