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‘Stronger for the Storm’: Remembrance Day project to raise funds for ex-servicemen and others

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Posted: Tuesday, September 29, 2020. 11:33 am CST.

By Aaron Humes: The guns fell silent on November 11, 1918, after four terrible years of war, but one of the charities left to tend to survivors and their dependents hopes that despite COVID-19, voices will rise in support.

Acting for the Royal Commonwealth Ex-Services League (RCEL) of which it is a member, the Belize Ex-Servicemen’s League is calling on active musicians and performers to join the wider “iSing4Peace” project initiated in June of 2018 by the University of Aberdeen, Scotland, which brought together musicians around the world to reflect, remember and unite as a new form of Remembrance.

A new musical piece, ‘Stronger for the Storm,’ was composed by musicians, Thoren Ferguson, Nils Elders and Calum MacColl with the Royal National Scottish Orchestra and supported by Royal Composer Paul Mealor, poet, and lyricist Grahame Davies, and singer/songwriter Fiona Kennedy. Joining on from the worldwide performance on Remembrance Sunday at 4 p.m. Central European Time in 2018 and 2019, the organizers of iSing4Peace are calling on singers as well as musicians to join together in harmony – demonstrating that cross border cooperation and creativity can overcome conflict.

The project will raise funds for the RCEL, Red Cross, Voluntary Service Aberdeen, and University of Aberdeen Development Trust. The RCEL’s share will be distributed among its affiliates including the Belize Ex-Servicemen’s League.

Remembrance Sunday will be observed on November 8, the closest Sunday to November 11.

Follow these links to access the music and vocal score together with support videos and advice on how to rehearse and record the music or song: Info site, Press release.

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