World premiere of The Angel of Mons

The Angel of Mons.
The Angel of Mons.

The world premiere performance of The Angel of Mons by composer Patrick Hawes and his librettist brother – vicar of St Michael & All Angels Church at Edenham, Canon Andrew Hawes – takes place in the church on Saturday (7.30pm).

The world premiere performance of The Angel of Mons by composer Patrick Hawes and his librettist brother – vicar of St Michael & All Angels Church at Edenham, Canon Andrew Hawes – takes place in the church on Saturday (7.30pm).

The concert is taking place on the exact centenary of the apparition of an angel to over 100 British soldiers of the first battle of the First World War. This occasion is especially poignant because many of these soldiers were from the Lincolnshire and Royal Anglian Regiments and all profits from the concert will be going to the Royal Anglian Regiment Benevolent Fund.

The sensational soprano Grace Davidson, who featured on Patrick’s number 1 selling album Angel, will be performing the new work live.

There will be other works by Butterworth, Elgar and Handel performed by the specially formed Edenham Festival Consort, the tenor Mark Wilde and baritone Martin Pickering.

Tickets are £20, £15 or £10, depending on the seat’s position within the church.