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This project will fund the creation of new art, specifically music and spoken word, for the commemoration of the end of WW1.
This project will fund the creation of new art, specifically music and spoken word, for the commemoration of the end of WW1.
This project will fund the creation of new art, specifically music and spoken word, for the commemoration of the end of WW1.
47 backers pledged £1,191 to help bring this project to life.

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Honour Choir 2018 Anniversary of World War 1

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Honour Choir was formed in 2014 to take part in a large event at MediaCityUK. Almost 300 singers came together to perform a specially commissioned composition as the finale of the event.

You can view the original project, presented by Quays Culture here.

Many of the singers involved wanted to continue not only singing, but commemorating the tragic events of 100 years ago and so the choir was restarted. 

We have sung at events and commemoration services throughout the centenary period and as it draws to a close, we have commissioned one final piece of art.

Andy Smith, our composer, award winning spoken word artist Chris Bowles (Magpie man Theatre) and Honour Choir will continue to offer a moving performance of song and spoken word to explore the impact of war on a diverse group of people from the local area.

This final piece will focus on the themes of reconciliation and the overwhelming sadness of those at home whose family members did not return.

All this will be showcased in a special 1 hour performance. We aim to engage our audience with not just the commemoration of the 100 year anniversary, but in looking to the future and themes that are relevant to the modern day context. By singing in non traditional spaces such as the MediaCityUK Plaza, we aim to draw in people who would not otherwise engage with this subject and with choral singing. 

Risks and challenges

Lack of funding.
A lack of funding will mean that we cannot complete the commemoration period as we began it, by investing in artists to explore the themes of war and remembrance.

Producing Art
This will be our first venture into art and while it matches our style of bringing remembrance to a modern audience, it does rely on the capacity of our artist.

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    Pledge £5 or more About $7

    Supporter

    Mentioned in our programme and website as a supporter of the final Honour Choir project.

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    Tickets!

    Come and see us at the start of the commemoration events in 2018 at our gala concert. Performed in February, the date will be confirmed soon.
    If you are unable to attend, we can transfer this to another concert.

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    Tickets!

    Come and see us at the end of our commemoration journey. Honour Choir will perform new music and spoken word themed around the armistice. Performed in November, likely to be an evening 9th -11th, the date will be confirmed soon.

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    Pledge £20 or more About $27

    Honour Inspired Art

    A5 artwork created by Chris Bowles representing the honour music and spoken word.

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    Pledge £30 or more About $40

    VIP Ticket Package

    Join us for two concerts next year, with complimentary programmes.

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    • In Remembrance Concert (Nov 2018)
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    Pledge £50 or more About $67

    Bespoke Honour inspired art work

    Extracts of our spoken word crafted for the commemoration period featuring imagery inspired by our music.
    A4 size

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    Bespoke Honour inspired art work

    Art crafted for the commemoration period featuring imagery inspired by our music.
    A4 size

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    Full Reward

    Includes all previous rewards and a bound, signed copy of our spoken word and music.

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    • Special Thanks
    • Gala Concert Ticket
    • Illustrated quotes from our Spoken Word
    • In Remembrance Concert (Nov 2018)
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