The Christmas Truce

Christmas Truce
The Christmas Truce
Sunday 30 November 2014 | 7.30pm
Greyfriars Kirk | Edinburgh

Finzi Et In Terra Pax
Haydn Nelson Mass
Bingham The Christmas Truce

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union
Edinburgh Pro Musica Orchestra
Michael Bawtree, conductor
Morley Whitehead, organ

£18 / £15 concessions / £12 restricted view / £5 students

Tickets available from or 0131 473 2000.

Edinburgh Royal Choral Union commemorates the centenary of the beginning of the Great War with a programme of music from across the centuries. Judith Bingham’s Christmas Truce, composed in 2003, movingly tells the story of the temporary armistice on Christmas Day 1914 in the trenches of northern France. Bingham combines texts from diaries, private letters and news reports, alongside German and British Christmas carols, into a haunting meditation on that extraordinary day. Gerald Finzi’s setting of verses from Robert Bridges’ poem, ‘Noel: Christmas Eve, 1913’ sits alongside Haydn’s famous ‘Nelson Mass’.

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