Bolton Abbey

Commemorating the Centenary of the Armistice in music and poetry

Date(s) - 11 November 2018
2:30pm - 4:00pm

Bolton Abbey
North Yorkshire
BD23 6AL

Remembrance Day concert in Bolton Abbey

On Remembrance Sunday, November 11th in the beautiful surroundings of Bolton Priory Cantores Salicium will give a performance of Mozart’s Requiem.  This Concert for Peace & Remembrance will involve not only the choir but a chamber orchestra consisting of local instrumentalists and young players with sections led by students and graduates from the  the Royal Northern College of Music (RNCM).  In addition the soloists will be young professionals from the RNCM.

Musical Director Lindy Williams writes,

“Mozart’s Requiem is a fitting work for the centenary of the armistice.  The composer died whilst writing it givinga poignancy and timelessness to the music. Its completion by his pupil Sussmayr means that it is a collaborative composition.  I am delighted that our own collaboration for this performance involves a diverse range of players and soloists with whom it has been a great pleasure to work.  Such co-operation enhances the experience for both performers and audience”.

Don’t miss this event. An earlier performance of Mozart’s Requiem by Cantores Salicium drew these words,

“This is an excellent choir, characterised by an impressively assured technique, a wonderful clarity of tone, great variety of dynamic and immaculate diction. All these qualities were maintained in the Mozart Requiem”.

The programme also includes readings of poetry in French, German and English and the choir will sing two unaccompanied motets, including the beautiful “Justorum animae in manu Dei sunt” (The souls of the just are in God’s hands) by Lassus.  During the concert there will be a short period of reflective silence.

Lindy adds:

“This concert in the beautiful surroundings of Bolton Priory will add to local commemorations of the centenary of the Armistice.  We give this performance as a tribute to all who have died in wars or who have been wounded, impoverished or displaced by conflicts throughout the world”.

On a practical note, please do not be put off by roadworks near the Priory.  Concert-goers may park free in the main village car park.  Access to the church, where there is some parking, is still possible for those attending services or concerts.

Cantores Salicium is grateful to Arts Council England for grant funding for this concert.

Tickets cost £10 (war veterans and under 16s free) from choir members, on the door, or may be reserved via our website:



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