Assembly Hall Theatre

World War I Commemoration

Soloist: Annette Wardell (soprano)
Conductor: Roderick Dunk

This month our concert is devoted to commemorating the centenary of the end of the First World War.

It will be more than just a symphony orchestra concert: a varied programme of music will be interspersed with readings and poetry all relevant to the Great War.

From Holst’s Planets suite we have Mars, the Bringer of War, also the patriotic hymn I Vow to Thee my Country (traditionally played on Remembrance Sunday) whose tune Holst took from The Planets. The Banks of Green Willow is one of just a few works by George Butterworth, a gifted British composer who died tragically young during the conflict.

French composer Maurice Ravel drove an ambulance during the War: he survived but many of his friends did not and the Menuet from Le Tombeau de Couperin is dedicated to one such friend. 

We are including some of the wonderful music John Williams composed for the award winning film
War Horse, about a horse that survived the conflict, and our programme will also include some popular songs from the period. We remember the fallen with the Pie Jesu from Fauré’s well known setting of the Requiem Mass and we will end this very special concert with the whole of Elgar’s Enigma Variations. The most famous of the variations – Nimrod – is usually played at the Cenotaph on Remembrance Sunday.


Annette Wardell (soprano)

Born in Yorkshire, and recently featured in British Vogue, Annette Wardell is one of operas rising stars. Studying piano from the age of four, she went on to study voice at The Royal College Of Music London, and the Royal Northern College Of Music Manchester. Operatic roles soon followed, as Duende in Simon Holt’s “The Nightingales To Blame” for Opera North; Cis/Emmie in Peter Halls acclaimed production of Britton’s “Albert Herring” for Glyndebourne Opera, also starring Alfie Boe; Cherubino in Mozart’s “Marriage Of Figaro” at Holland Park Opera, and her Barbican Hall debut as Zerlina in another Mozart opera “Don Giovanni”. A great favourite with Gilbert And Sullivan audiences, Annette has performed in many of these productions including Elsie in “Yoeman Of The Guard”, Casilda in “The Gondoliers” and Yum Yum in “The Mikado” at the Buxton Festival, and most recently Mabel in “Pirates Of Penzance” for Raymond Gubbay, where her Pirate King was none other than comedian Alistair McGowan!

On the concert platform Annette has performed as soloist with many of the country’s major orchestras, including BBC Concert Orchestra, Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, The Halle and Manchester Camerata amongst others.

She is currently on tour with The National Symphony Orchestra, and her most recent guests have included Alfie Boe and tenor Russell Watson.

Annette’s largest ever crowd was when she was honoured to perform at The FA Cup Final to a live audience of 78,000, 280 million worldwide!




What's On?

The Glenn Miller Orchestra
July 1st 2018
Until July 1st 2018
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Birdsong
July 2nd 2018
Until July 7th 2018
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Dan Snow
July 9th 2018
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The Dreamboys
July 14th 2018
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The Vicar's Picnic 2018
July 20th 2018
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Rhythm of the Dance
July 24th 2018
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A Celebration of Neil Diamond
July 29th 2018
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A Unique Evening of Variety
August 11th 2018
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Fame The Musical
August 20th 2018
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Carmen
August 29th 2018
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Bing Live
September 11th 2018
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Genesis Legacy
September 13th 2018
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Legend
September 14th 2018
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The Doors Alive
September 15th 2018
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80s Mania
September 16th 2018
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Re-Take That and Party
September 20th 2018
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In 40 Parts
September 22nd 2018
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That'll Be The Day
September 23rd 2018
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Freddie Kempf
October 7th 2018
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Neil Oliver
October 11th 2018
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Psychic Sally
October 12th 2018
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The Carpenters Story
October 13th 2018
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King of Pop
October 14th 2018
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Swan Lake
October 17th 2018
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Emerald Storm
October 18th 2018
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Bootleg Beatles
October 20th 2018
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Johnny Cash Roadshow
October 21st 2018
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Killer Queen
October 24th 2018
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Rock 'n' Roll Paradise
October 25th 2018
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ELO Again
October 27th 2018
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Abbamania
October 28th 2018
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10cc
October 30th 2018
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Flawless
November 1st 2018
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Show of Hands
November 2nd 2018
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Joe Lycett
November 3rd 2018
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World War I Commemoration
November 4th 2018
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An Evening Shared
November 6th 2018
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Ross Noble
November 7th 2018
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Lee Hurst
November 10th 2018
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With Bells On
November 16th 2018
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Be Bop A Lula
November 17th 2018
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Hello, Dolly!
November 20th 2018
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Sarah Millican
November 25th 2018
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Simon Reeve
November 27th 2018
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You Win Again
November 30th 2018
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Dylan Moran
December 1st 2018
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Nicola Benedetti
December 2nd 2018
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Sleeping Beauty
December 7th 2018
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Think Floyd
January 12th 2019
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Vivaldi and Piazzolla - The 8 Seasons
January 13th 2019
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Faith
January 18th 2019
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Bowie Experience
January 19th 2019
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The Chicago Blues Brothers
January 20th 2019
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Magic of Motown
February 2nd 2019
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Aleksandar Djermanović
February 3rd 2019
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Beyond the Barricade
February 14th 2019
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Let's Hang On
February 15th 2019
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The Rocket Man
March 2nd 2019
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Katherine Lacy
March 3rd 2019
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Arrival
March 7th 2019
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Sun Records
March 8th 2019
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Taking Care of Elvis
March 22nd 2019
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Collabro
April 1st 2019
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Hooray for Hollywood
April 7th 2019
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Paul Merton's Impro Chums
April 8th 2019
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Julian Clary
May 18th 2019
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Get Ready
October 12th 2019
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The Simon & Garfunkel Story
November 8th 2019
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