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24th November, 2014

The Choir of Royal Holloway performed for the Queen at the Royal Albert Hall (RHUL)

The Choir of Royal Holloway performed a new piece of music entitled In Flanders Fields at this year’s Festival of Remembrance, at the Royal Albert Hall on Saturday 8 November.

In Flanders Fields, commissioned by The Royal British Legion Festival of Remembrance 2014 is based on the well-known poem of the same name, written by Artillery Commander John McCrae while serving in the First World War. The annual Festival of Remembrance was attended by Her Majesty the Queen along with other members of the Royal Family.

The mixed voice Choir of Royal Holloway, which is considered to be one of the finest university choirs in Britain, was conducted by Rupert Gough and accompanied by musicians from the Massed Bands of the Guards Division, The Countess of Wessex’s String Orchestra, and Orchestral Musicians from the Royal Marines Band Service & Royal Air Force Music Services, conducted by Lieutenant Colonel R W Hopla (Senior Director of Music, CAMUS).

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