Herald - Issue 448

26th October 2023 • The HERALD • Page 33 Come & Sing Fauré for Remembrance at Beaulieu Abbey A new annual community event, Come & Sing Fauré for Remembrance, will take place at Beaulieu Abbey on Saturday 11th November. A ‘Come and Sing’ workshop will be followed by a performance of Faure’s beautiful Requiem interspersed with war poetry read by Peter Melhuish. Soloists will be drawn locally and this is an opportunity to sing this poignant piece in a large group, or simply to attend and enjoy the evening. e event will be directed by Professor George Richford (Royal Marines School of Music and Director of Music at Beaulieu Abbey). If you would like to join in the singing, a workshop will take place in the Abbey from 2pm, singers tickets are £10. If you have your own score please take it along with you or you can hire one for £5. Tea, co ee and biscuits will be provided throughout the a ernoon, but singers are encouraged to take a packed tea for the break (5.45pm to 6.45pm). Concert wear is dark clothing with comfortable shoes. ere is not a ‘stage’ but singers will be seated in the nave pews, accompanied by the Piano. Parking is free on the meadow in front of the Abbey Church. e concert will start at 7pm, audience tickets are £10. For more information and to book your tickets please visit: Ticketsource.co.uk/beaulieuabbey Royal British Legion Introduce New Plastic-free Poppy e Poppy Appeal is the Royal British Legion’s biggest fundraising campaign each year, helping the Charity to provide lifelong support to serving and ex-serving Armed Forces personnel and their families. e 2023 Poppy Appeal will see the introduction of new plastic-free poppies made entirely from paper. e new poppy is created from bespoke red and green paper, which has been produced from a blend of renewable bres from responsible sources, 50 percent of which has been recovered from the waste used in the production of co ee cups. e plastic-free poppy will be available alongside remaining stocks of the current poppy to reduce any waste of poppies already produced, and can be fastened with a pin or inserted into a buttonhole. Poppies containing single-use plastic can be returned to Sainsbury’s stores for recycling a er the Poppy Appeal. For more information about the Royal British Legion and the new plastic-free poppy please visit: www.britishlegion. org.uk For the Fallen, Music for Remembrance Romsey Choral Society’s concert For the Fallen, Music for Remembrance will take place on Saturday 11th November, 7.30pm at Romsey Abbey (SO51 8EP). In the rst half or the concert the choir will sing works marking Remembrance including Elgar’s For the Fallen, Guest’s For the Fallen, Faire is the heaven by Harris and Greater love have no man by Ireland. is is paired in the second half with Vierne’s spectacular Messe Solennelle, which will make full use of Romsey Abbey’s wonderful organ. Tickets are £20/£12 for adults depending on your seat position and half price for under 16s and students. Tickets are available in advance from: www. ticketsource.co.uk/musicinromsey/ romsey-choral-society-for-the-fallenmusic-for-remembrance/e-lgebrk, or from Romsey Visitor Information Centre or on the door. Joining Forces For Remembrance Hythe Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club and Waterside Veterans Co ee Club will be joining forces for Remembrance Day. ey will meet at the Royal British Legion in Black eld SO45 1XD on Saturday 11th November at 10am. Hythe Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club takes place on the second Saturday of every month at 10am normally at Hythe Club. Go along to enjoy the social interaction and banter with fellow veterans which will help improve your mental health and is good for PTSD. For more details text Graham on 07526 507053 or nd them on Facebook (Hythe Armed Forces & Veterans Breakfast Club). Waterside Veterans Co ee Club is held on the third Saturday of every month from 10am at the Royal British Legion in Black eld. All veterans, serving personnel, their families and dependents are invited to attend and enjoy the usually good humour, refreshments and occasional visiting guests. If you would like further information on this great venture please do get in touch by calling Lucy on: 07979 673343 or emailing: wvcc@ btinternet.com REMEMBRANCE SERVICE AT BEAULIEU ABBEY Romsey will once again come together to remember the fallen on Sunday 12th November. The Parade will commence at the Alma Road Car Park under the direction of Don Cocks the Parade Leader and led by the Standard Bearers of all those taking part. Veterans are invited to join the Parade at 8.45am ready to leave at 9am with the Royal 22 Engineers, other military and service personnel, the Military Cadet Forces, Scout Groups, Guide Groups, British Red Cross and St John Ambulance and other local organisations. All will parade to Romsey Abbey for the Service of Remembrance commencing at 9.25 am. The Caledonian Pipe Band will lead the Civic Party to Romsey Abbey. Following the service, all will make their way to the Romsey War Memorial Park where a service will be conducted by the Reverend omas Wharton. Michelmersh Silver Band, Romsey Old Cadet Buglers and the Romsey Abbey Choirs will be in attendance. Peter Hurst, Chairman of the Royal British Legion will read the Exhortation and the Kohima Epitaph. ere will be a y pass by an Apache from Middle Wallop just before the 2 minute silence. e Civic Party will lay wreaths followed by organisations in attendance and the general public. Following the service, the Parade will process back to Romsey Town Centre for the o cial salute to the Civic Party. For further information or if you are a Veteran intending to join the Parade and require a wheelchair or mobility scooter space in the Abbey or for further information, please contact Nicqui Chatterley: info@ romseytc.org.uk Remembrance Day Commemorations In Romsey A Remembrance Service will take place at Beaulieu Abbey on Sunday 12th November at 10am with preacher Reverend Roger Edward, the last post and music from the Beaulieu Abbey Professional Choir.