Songs of Hope & Loss

This programme features songs and hymns popular with the soldiers at the Front as well as those frequently sung by the people at home. These will be interspersed with extracts from the letters of Albert Ernest Laurie, the Rector of Old Saint Paul’s who went to Belgium and France as a chaplain, and who wrote monthly letters to his congregation describing life in the trenches.

Humour and sadness, rage and pity, and an overwhelming sense of loss characterise both the songs and the letters.

The Volunteer Singers are directed by James Hutchinson. The letters will be read by the current Rector of Old Saint Pauls, Ian Paton.

Tuesday 12, Wednesday 13 August at 7pm (1 hour)

Tickets £8.50/£6 from Fringe Box office or on the door from 6.30pm


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