York Musical Theatre Company to mark Remembrance Sunday with online concert

York Musical Theatre Company singers Mick and Jessa Liversidge on a lockdown walk

YORK Musical Theatre Company will mark Remembrance Sunday with a sixth and final online concert of Covid-19 2020 on November 8 at 7.30pm.

As with each concert, producer and pianist Paul Laidlaw has put together a themed programme for Sunday evening, this one comprising much-loved songs complemented by poems and readings.

“With so many Remembrance events and services cancelled this year, we felt it only fitting to do an online concert marking Remembrance Sunday,” says YMTC publicist and performer Anna Mitchelson. “It’s our last online concert for 2020 and we hope to be back on live on stage as soon as we can in 2021.”

The York Musical Theatre Company poster for their Remembrance Sunday concert

Sunday’s concert will open with Paul Laidlaw’s piano rendition of Nimrod, followed by Chris Jay performing Bring Him Home; Martin Harvey, A Nightingale Sang In Berkeley Square and The White Cliffs Of Dover (piano) and David Martin, Tomorrow’s Dawn.

Next will be Moira Murphy’s performance of Johnny Head In Air (spoken), Charlotte Wetherell, Lili Marlene; Chris Gibson, The Sunshine Of Your Smile; Matthew Clare, Ode To The Eternal Sleep (piano) and Peter Wookie & Elly-Mai Mawson, Danny Boy.

Mick Liversidge will perform Bless ’Em All; Amy Lacy, Moonlight Serenade (clarinet); Mick & Jessa Liversidge, In Flanders Field; Flo Taylor, I Vow To Thee My Country; Moira Murphy, A Story Of Today (spoken), and Martin Lay, Roses Of Picardy.

After Jessa Liversidge’s Let The Great Big World Keep Turning, John Haigh’s contribution will be It Could Happen To You; Peter Wookie, The Poppy (spoken); Sam Coulson, I’ll Be Seeing You, and Helen Singhaten, We’ll Meet Again, the apt finale for both Remembrance Sunday and Lockdown 2. Off-stage But Online 6 will be live-streamed on York Musical Theatre Company’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiTrGyeP93_to9uYOsvoS4w?view_as=subscriber