Concert to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D Day

D-Day ConcertWoking’s Epworth Choir performed a Concert to Commemorate the 70th Anniversary of D Day at Guildford Cathedral on Saturday 7th June. Among the large audience were the Mayor and Mayoress of Woking, Cllr and Mrs Branagan, The Mayor and Mayoress of Guildford, Cllr and Mrs Elms, four Chelsea Pensioners, D Day Veteran, Mr Renny Henrikson and WW II Veteran, Mr Ron Pearce ISM, County Treasurer for the Royal British Legion, Surrey.

The Concert, conducted by Matthew Willis, featured moving performances by the Epworth Choir and The Salomon Orchestra, of Vaughan-William’s, Serenade to Music and Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, with soloists from the choir. Guest Artiste, Helena Dix, gave a memorable performance of Strauss, The Four Last Songs and The Salomon Orchestra received huge applause for Copland’s Fanfare for the Common Man and Britten’s Four Sea Interludes. The programme of music had been selected to reflect the importance of the 70th Anniversary of D Day and was a fitting tribute to the occasion.

The Concert supported the vital work of the Royal British Legion, Surrey and a Retiring Collection raised over £850 for the Charity.

D-Day Concert - Solo

Audience Comments

‘A most Enjoyable Evening.’
‘The Choir was superb, culminating in a performance of Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms, sung in Hebrew – an enormous challenge which they conquered with ease.’
‘The Guest soprano, Helena Dix was a sheer delight to listen to.’
‘Overall, a masterful performance by the Choir’s Music Director, Matthew Willis.’

D-Day Concert - ConductorD-Day Concert - Chelsea Pensioners

Epworth Choir Events during 2014 include a concert at the HG Wells Centre, Woking, on Sat 18th October and the Choir’s Annual Charity Carol Concerts on Sat 13th Dec which will feature a return visit to Woking of the Royal Marine Concert Band at the evening performance.

Epworth Choir always welcome new members – please tel 01483 756670 or email