Jarrow church stages Remembrance concert to honour our heroes

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse, and the Mayoress, Patricia Porthouse, at St Paul's Church, Jarrow.
The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse, and the Mayoress, Patricia Porthouse, at St Paul's Church, Jarrow.

A special concert will be held in Jarrow to mark Remembrance weekend and raise money for charity.

Stirring music for all is on offer at the concert in aid of the Mayor’s charity next month.

To mark Remembrance Weekend, one of the North East’s high-calibre vocal groups, Musica Johnnais, will perform at St Paul’s Church, Jarrow, on Friday, November 6, at 7.30pm.

The concert will feature excerpts from Karl Jenkins’ The Armed Man: Mass for Peace commissioned by the Royal Armouries in 2000, as well as a selection of wartime songs such as We’ll Meet Again.

The Mayor of South Tyneside, Coun Richard Porthouse, said: “I am delighted to have been invited to this night, which promises to be a wonderful evening in remembrance of those brave soldiers lost in the Great War.

“It is humbling that the event will also raise money for a good cause, and I hope people come along to show their support.”

A selection of wine, soft drinks and canapés will be available after the concert, and a raffle will be held for guests to enjoy.

Fred Hemmer, church warden at St Paul’s, said: “There will be something for everyone on the night, and we hope people will come along and enjoy the music and pay their respects to our fallen soldiers.

On the night. the audience will also be helping to contribute something towards the Mayor’s Charity, which supports worthy causes in the borough.”

Tickets for the evening, priced £8, are available from the Civic Office at Jarrow Town Hall on (0191) 424 7311 or (0191) 4242 7256, and they are also available from Fred Hemmer on 07790 440325.