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For King and Country

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St. Andrew's Church

St. Andrew's Church, King St. W. & Simcoe St., Toronto

73 Simcoe St.

Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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They called it "The war to end all wars" and "The Great War." Discover how Canadians experienced the First World War, both on the battlefield and at home, in a unique commemoration at Toronto's historic St. Andrew's Church. For King and Country will feature an engaging mix of live musical performances, dramatic readings, displays of rare photographs and artefacts, and more.


The centrepiece of this evening will be the world première of a new song cycle about Canada and the First World War by Tony Quarrington. The Toronto musician-composer and Juno Award-winning producer will perform these songs with his band, a dozen or more top local musicians and singers. They will include sopranos Mary Lou Fallis and Allison Angelo, singer/actress Zoey Adams, trumpeter Stuart Laughton (Canadian Brass), First Nations singer-songwriter Arthur Renwick and James Gordon (Tamarack). Complementing the songs will be a big-screen show of wartime photographs and dramatic readings performed by actors Kirk Dunn and Will King.

Audience members can also view a rare battlefield relic, the Vimy Cross. This Celtic-style wooden cross was created and raised on the battlefield days after the Canadian army's successful assault on Vimy Ridge in 1917. The Cross was shipped last year to France, where it was on display at Canadian National Vimy Memorial as part of the centenary commemorations. Other rare battlefield artefacts will be on display this evening in the 48th Highlanders Museum. Tours of the on-site museum at St. Andrew's will be available before and after the program.

For King and Country is presented by Music at St. Andrew's and the 48th Highlanders of Canada. It’s the third and final presentation in Music at St. Andrew's commemorative trilogy marking key anniversaries of the First and Second World Wars. Portions of both earlier programs were broadcast nationally on CBC Radio.


Music at St. Andrew’s media sponsor is Classical 96.3 FM.

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St. Andrew's Church, King St. W. & Simcoe St., Toronto

73 Simcoe St.

Toronto, ON M5J 1W9

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