On Saturday 11th November 2017, Enter students performed at the Festival of Remembrance Concert at Durham Cathedral. The evening provided a wonderful opportunity to remember the brave men and women who lost their lives in battle.
The evening was narrated by Alasdair Hutton (presented of the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo) and provided a wonderful showcase of talent which included The Band of the Royal Fusiliers and 102 Battalion REME Pipe Band, Armed Forces, Emergency Services, Standard Bearers, Chelsea Pensioners and an array of youth organisations. The guest of honour at the event was Harry Olivier a 98-year-old World War 2 Veteran.
In preparation for the event our staff, technical crew and cast members participated in rehearsals throughout the day, and performed on the evening to an audience of over 500 people, which included dignitaries, the public and a media crew.
Our students captivated the audience with songs and extracts from our own musical Home Fires, which exuded emotion and passion for those who lost their lives in the war. It was clear that our students truly captured the core meaning of the event and presented their performance material with sensitivity and understanding.
Our performance received high praise from both audience members and performers
Absolutely incredible performance which was powerful, emotional and totally superb! Your group not only gave their all but did so with passion and understanding. Please congratulate everyone involved, well done! Mrs Sue Snowdon, Lord-Lieutenant, County Durham