Specially commissioned classical Song Cycle to commemorate Manchester’s 100 yrs of war and peace. Preceded by unveiling of the Heaton Park War Memorial in the park.
Following the unveiling of the new War Memorial in Heaton Park the world premiere of A Manchester Peace Song Cycle will take place inside Heaton Halls Music Room. Musicians, singers and actors will perform this new commission which features ten songs by ten composers, including Grace-Evangeline Mason’s ‘Kite Song’. It will commemorate Heaton Park and Manchester’s place in world history during war and peace time. The song cycle will include poetry by Simon Armitage and Wilfred Owen who was in the Manchester Regiment and the narrative will be story lined by Manchester poet Tony Walsh and Caroline Clegg.