School’s war dead will be remembered at concert with music and readings

A concert will be held at Gresham's school in memory of former pupils who died in the First World Wa

A concert will be held at Gresham's school in memory of former pupils who died in the First World War. PHOTO: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

Former Gresham's pupils who died in the First World War will be remembered at a special performance of music and readings as part of the commemorations marking 100 years since Armistice.

The school's Fishmongers' Recital Hall will host the September 29 event titled '1914-1918 Never Such Innocence, words and music remembering those Gresham's boys who fell'.

Former pupil and tenor Christopher Barnes will sing pieces including vow to I thee, my country, Keep the home fires burning and Requiem for a Soldier while Philip Adams will play piano. There will also be readings of the book When Heroes Die by former Gresham's deputy headteacher Sue Smart - which recounts the history of Gresham's in the First World War.

Proceeds from the event will go towards a new £9,000 memorial board, which will commemorate former pupils who served in the war, but were omitted from an earlier memorial. The concert starts at 7pm.