Last Post Association organises its 17th remembrance concert during this year’s Armistice commemorations
On Friday 11 November and Saturday 12 November 2022, the Last Post Association will be organising the 17th edition of its ‘The Great War Remembered’ concert, held in the unique setting of Ieper’s St. Martin’s Cathedral. The soloists for this edition are Jef Neve, Patrick Riguelle and Brad Ulrich.
Each year, the Last Post Association organises ‘The Great War Remembered’ concert on 11 November. The concert contributes to our annual remembrance of those who died for our freedom by turning back the clock 100 years to immerse the public in the atmosphere of the Great War in a medley of music, songs and spoken texts. Instrumental and vocal performers of the highest quality are combined with original First World War images to create an occasion that is both moving and memorable for a total of some 2,700 spectators.
Participants in the 2022 edition include the Royal Ypriana Concert Band, the Chorus choir, the Ypres Surrey Pipes & Drums and the Chorus Youth Choir. Soloists are Jef Neve, Patrick Riguelle, Frans Grapperhaus and Brad Ulrich. The performance is directed by Bart Cafmeyer. Nico Logghe and Tineke Devoghel direct the musicians and choral singers.
Producer Mathieu Mottrie, on behalf of the Last Post Association: “We are delighted and proud to welcome Jef Neve and Patrick Riguelle as headliners on the concert. In addition, Brad Ulrich, world renowned trumpeter and professor of Musicology at the Western Carolina University (US), also comes to Ieper with System 5 Brass. This is a professional brass quintet of the best brass players/professors of five different universities in North Carolina. The concert will once again offer an exciting and varied program for young and old.”
Because of the great demand for tickets each year, both from home and abroad, in 2022 three performances of the concert will be organised: one on Friday 11 November, at 17.00 hours, and two on Saturday 12 November, at 17.00 and 20.30 hours.
For more info and tickets: www.lastpost.be/concert