With new words by Helen Newall and music by Matt Baker a chorus of 50 people gave a fitting tribute to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War. The performances took place on Armistice Day, 11 November in two venues; at Chester Town Hall following the city commemorations at Chester Cathedral and the Armistice Parade, and also at the atmospheric Hadlow Road Station in Willaston (where the company performed the award winning Over by Christmas in 2014 to mark the beginning of the centenary period in stations around the UK).
Some of the comments:
"Thank you Matt and Theatre in the Quarter for the performance in Town Hall Square yesterday. Your talents know no bounds bringing sunshine after a rainy start. It was appreciated by the large audience."
Cllr Bob Rudd, Chair of Cheshire West & Chester Council
"I knew it would be something to treasure.... it was more than that!"
"I had the privilege of watching this at the town hall this morning. Very moving indeed. The performance of the German song was stunning."
(Pictures Adrian Morris)