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The beginning

 

'Honour' was a large-scale outdoor performance, commissiond by Quays Culture to mark the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War.

 

Taking place in August 2014 at Salford's MediaCityUK, the event featured stunning projections on to a 100 metre screen, dance and theatre, alongside a specially-created super-choir of hundreds of singers brought together from across the region - all combining to create a powerful spectacle evoking the chaos of war and the devastation it wreaked.

 

The choir performed a new piece of music by local composer, Andrew Smith  for an audience of thousands in the MediaCity Piazza. It was an experience which will undoubtedly live long in the memory of everyone who took part - and hopefully the audience as well.

 

Watch the original Honour event below:

 

 

After Honour 2014

 

Many people who took part in the original project expressed a wish to continue singing together beyond the original one-off project, and in 2015 the choir re-launched as an independent group under the musical direction of Jeff Borradaile.

 

The choir has subsequently performed at events across the region throughout the  14-18 centenary period. As well as bringing people together with a shared love of music, Honour choir has also enabled members and audiences alike to discover more about the War, and in some cases, its impact on their own families.

 

The next and final steps in our journey are to share these stories with as many people as possible.

 

 

The future

 

We want to mark the final year of the centenary period with special concerts featuring newly commissioned music and poetry, echoing that of the project that brought us together back in 2014.

 

To make this a reality, we need to raise some additional funds, and October 2017 we launched a Kickstarter campaign. If you feel you can contribute to this with any amount, even £5, we'd be extremely grateful.

 

Find out more by clicking the Kickstarter logo below.

 

We look forward to seeing you at a performance very soon!

 

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