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In November 2003, a group of students from Beatrix Potter Elementary School in London went across the street to collect chestnuts in the Commonwealth War Cemetery. Some of the students noticed 18 headstones that were unattended and had no poppies. Their observations led to their learning that these graves belonged to 17 members of the Royal Newfoundland Regiment and one female nurse, all of whom served during the First World War and died in London General Hospital. Since then, students at Beatrix Potter School have tended the graves and some have even traveled to Newfoundland to meet some of the families of the fallen.
The 18: In Remembrance is a musical/theatrical Remembrance Day performance highlighting the story of ‘Our Newfoundlanders’ through solo, small group, and choral performances. The concert will feature Petrina Bromley, The Ennis Sisters, Mason Dicker & Annabelle Ramsay, Lakecrest Chamber Choir, Lady Cove Women’s Choir, La Rose des vents, Newman Sound Men’s Choir, The Royal Newfoundland Regiment Band, Silvern Voices (Graham Academy, Corner Brook), and The Singing Legionnaires with an original script by Kyle McDavid (Best Kind Productions).
Basilica of St. John the Baptist
Friday, 11 November 2022
2:00-3:30pm (following the Royal Canadian Legion Remembrance Day ceremony at the War Memorial at 11:00am)
The concert is FREE. All are welcome!
The concert will include the premiere performance of Forever Far from Home, composed by Maureen Ennis and Perry Chafe; arranged for choirs, piano, and band by Leslee Heys; and performed by all the participating musicians.
Join us to remember and honour those who served their country.