Surrey City Orchestra Produces Free Remembrance Day Ceremony
This being the 75th anniversary of the end of WWII, the Surrey City Orchestra wanted to produce a free concert that follows the traditional Remembrance Day service. 32 professional musicians from
- Nimrod from “Enigma Variations” by Edward Elgar
- Air from Holberg Suite by Edvard Grieg
- In Flanders Fields read by Nick Watts Lieutenant-Colonel and Commanding Officer in the Canadian Army Reserves
- The Last Post played by Bryan Wielgasz, Surrey Fire Service Honour Guard
- Piper’s Lament, Jeff Sim, Pipe Major for the Surrey Firefighters Pipes and Drums
- Act of Remembrance & Commitment to Remember read by Anita Huberman, CEO of Surrey Board of Trade, H. Captain (Royal Canadian Navy)
- Maple Leaf Forever by Alexander Muir
- Second Suite in F, 1st & 4th movement, by Gustav Holst
- Take the A Train by Duke Ellington featuring Maya Rae on vocals
- Little Brown Jug by Glenn Miller
- Stompin at the Savoy by Benny Goodman
- It Don’t Mean A Thing by Duke Ellington featuring Maya Rae on vocals
- Pennsylvania 6-5000 by Glenn Miller
We wanted to find a way to honour our veterans and all those who fought bravely to uphold our Canadian values. This year with concerts and ceremonies on hold, we decided we would produce a concert that would be free to the public so they can take the time on Nov. 11 to remember those incredible sacrifices and all those lives lost.
We couldn’t have made this concert possible without generous donations from the public and support of the City of Surrey. The arts are an incredibly powerful tool to connect us when we are apart, and it’s more important than ever to feel that you are not alone.
The full concert will be available at www.surreycityorchestra.org and will be shown across the Surrey School District. Would you be interested in connecting with Stuart about the SCO’s Remembrance Day performance?
(Wednesday) 12:01 am - 11:59 pm