13 August 2018

Dear All (and particularly those who live in and around London),

A message from Paul Cordle:

I’m sending this short video ( of General the Lord Dannatt speaking about ‘100 Days to Peace’- a concert taking place in Central Hall Westminster on Thursday 6th September. Richard Dannatt is Chairman of The Royal Armouries which has commissioned the concert; it to be hosted by Lesley Garrett and will feature The Royal Choral Society and , after the interval, Sir Karl Jenkins conducting his world renowned work ‘The Armed Man: a Mass For Peace’ which he composed for The Royal Armouries at the Millenium. The concert will be the only occasion this year that he will conduct this work in the United Kingdom.

The first half of the concert will end with a performance of the anthem ‘The Great Silence’ ( with which I’ve been involved since 2014, hence my interest in the concert. The anthem commemorates choristers killed in the First World War; the Grenadier Guards were a founder supporter of it in 2016.  

Richard Dannatt also talks about ‘There but Not There’ ( the charity responsible for ‘Remembered’ and the cut out figures of a First World War soldier which you may have seen in churches near you and for those in Wiltshire in Broadchalke Church during the History Festival.

The concert will be a memorable occasion; it is set up in support of three Charities helping veterans suffering from mental health issues – they are ‘Help for Heroes’, Combat Stress and The Royal  Foundation’s  ‘Heads Together’ initiative. Tickets are still available at Ticketmaster:

Please consider buying tickets and telling others especially those who live in London and who are connected with the Armed Forces.

With best wishes,