Local & Live concert will boost Royal British Legion's poppy appeal

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STOURBRIDGE musical group Local & Live are staging another of their popular concerts at St James Church in Wollaston on Saturday June 7 when they will be raising funds for the Royal British Legion Poppy Appeal.

The concert, which starts at 7.30pm, is called 'The Lost Generation' and will comprise of a tribute by local musicians, singers and speakers to the classical composers, writers and poets whose lives were changed by the Great War of 1914 to 1918.

There will be music by Elgar, Finzi, Ravel, Butterworth, Gurney and Ralph Vaughan Williams, together with poetry written by some of the greatest war poets.

Well-known local performers such as singers Rosemary Phillips, Derek Lidington and Graham Smith will feature along with pianists Janine Smith, Michael Jones and Mike Smith plus organist Richard Hall, violinist Anna Downes and clarinettist Tony May.

Poetry and readings will be performed by Susan Wallin MBE while Stourbridge historian Roy Peacock will give two short talks on the impact WW1 had on the area while providing an insight into how families were affected.

Tickets for the concert cost £8 and can be purchased on the door or from Music Matters in Market Street, Stourbridge. Admission is free for under-18s.

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