Play4Peace concert

A special #iPlay4Peace Concert will be held on Sunday 11 November 2018 to show that, one hundred years since the end of World War One, creativity, cooperation and peace will conquer conflict.

The concert will take place at Edinburgh Napier University’s Craiglockhart campus, the site of a former military hospital for shell-shocked officers during World War One, which will include musical performances from George Watsons College Symphony Orchestra and renowned Scottish fiddlers, Thoren Ferguson, Steve Burnett and Lewis Kelly.

In recognition of their bravery and sacrifice as well as the rich body of work left behind by poets from World War One, pupils from Sighthill and Colinton Primary Schools as well as Tynecastle High School will recite the work of renowned poets, Wilfred Owen and Seigfried Sassoon, who received treatment for Shell Shock at Craiglockhart Military Hospital.

Advanced audio-visual streaming technology (LOLA) will be used to project additional performances from Edinburgh Napier University students and pupils from Tynecastle High School to our audience assembled at Craiglockhart Campus from the French Institute and Edinburgh Napier University’s Merchiston Campus.

The concert will be streamed live and culminate with a performance of a specially commissioned piece, written by Thoren Ferguson and titled ‘Armistice’, which will be performed in unison with #iPlay4Peace musicians from across the world using modern technology and social media platforms at 3pm (GMT) and 4pm (CET).

Musicians of all ages and abilities are welcome to join the global orchestra on 11 November using social media platforms and the hashtags #iPlay4Peace#ArmisticeConcert and #Concert4Cooperation.

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