The Great War Remembered Concert

The concert that helps to support our mission.

Annual concert on Armistice Day

GENERAL INFORMATION

Each year on Armistice Day, the Last Post Association organises the Great War Remembered concert in St. Martin’s Cathedral in Ieper. The concert aims to contribute to the nation’s annual day of remembrance by turning the clock back more than 100 years and immersing the public in the atmosphere of the Great War. Instrumental and vocal music of the very highest quality, combined with a series of original First World War images, make this concert a unique experience.

We offer our 2,700 spectators a moving musical evocation of one of the world’s most terrible conflicts in the imposing setting of Ieper’s magnificent cathedral. The concert is one of the main fundraising activities of the Last Post Association.

Please note: Due to COVID-19, the 2021 edition of the concert will not take place. 

Pre-registration 2022

Are you looking forward to the concert 2022? It is possible to pre-register! Fill in the form and as soon as the tickets are available, we will let you know.

Where words fail, music speaks

Our participants

Royal Harmony Ypriana
Royal Harmony Ypriana

Band

The Royal Ypriana Concert Band, led for more than 25 years by director Nico Logghe, is a contemporary music ensemble with over 80 gifted musicians, some of who are professional players.
What makes the band so distinctive is the comfortable manner in which they feel ‘at home’ with many different kinds of music.

Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums
Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums

Band

The Ypres Surrey Pipes and Drums first saw the light of day in 2007. Under the leadership of Pipe-Major Eric Remy, the YSPD has grown not only into a fine band, but also a close group of friends. Weekly rehearsals over many years allow the group to perform as a complete and harmonious musical whole.

Last Post Association
Last Post Association

Buglers

The Last Post is daily played under the Menin Gate in honour of the memory of the soldiers of the former British Empire and its allies, who died in the Ypres Salient during the First World War.

Chorus
Chorus

Choir

Chorus, led by director Tineke Devoghel, is a mixed four-voice choir. It is often accompanied by its own small orchestra, which includes a piano, flutes, clarinets and a trumpet, with other specific instruments (for example, bagpipes) being added, when needed.

Nico Logghe
Nico Logghe

Musical director

As the conductor of various orchestras, Nico has built up a solid reputation. He has won several awards at international music competitions and shared major podiums with famous artists. He is currently the artistic director of the Jongelingskring, the Royal Ypriana Concert Band and the Westhoek Consort chamber orchestra.

Tineke Devoghel
Tineke Devoghel

Musical director

Tineke is director of the Chorus choir and music ensemble, De Reutelnoot and the Ieper Children’s Orchestra. She plays flute and piccolo in the Royal Ypriana Concert Band and in the ‘Jongelingskring’ Royal Concert Orchestra.

Bart Cafmeyer
Bart Cafmeyer

Artistic director

Bart has directed a number of different musical groups and is best know for his contributions to various cultural walks, shows and parades, including the triannual Cats Festival in Ieper.

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This is an overview of the seating areas for spectators.

Available options:

  • Main entrance (red)
  • Side entrance (yellow).
Saint-Martin Cathedral, Ypres – Belgium

Address

St. Martin’s Cathedral, on the Vandenpeereboomplein in Ieper (behind the Cloth Hall), was completely destroyed during the First World War and rebuilt afterwards.

Because the concert takes place during the busy 11 November period, parking opportunities in the city centre are very limited. Sufficient parking spaces are usually available on either the Minneplein (500 metres) or Oudstrijderslaan (1000 metres).

Are you looking forward to the 2022 concert?

Pre-registration 2022

It is already possible to pre-register! Fill in the form below and as soon as the tickets are available, we will let you know.

Looking back on the concert

Relive the previous editions

The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2019
11/11/2019
Last Post Association - The Great War Remembered - 11/11/20218
11/11/2018
Last Post Association - The Great War Remembered - 11/11/20217
11/11/2017
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2016
11/11/2016
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2015
11/11/2015
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2014
11/11/2014
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2013
11/11/2013
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2012
11/11/2012
The Great War Remembered Concert - 11/11/2011
11/11/2011