Omagh Waterford Peace Choir and special guests presents Voices of the 1914 Christmas Truce Concert St Columb’s Cathedral Sunday 8th December 2013 3.30pm

On Christmas Eve 1914, in Belgium, singing voices momentarily silenced the guns of World War I.

Ordinary soldiers and officers crossed No Man's Land to engage in one of the most remarkable events of human history - singing songs to each other, exchanging gifts, sharing Christmas food, and playing games of football. The 1914 Christmas Truce has been described as "a moment of humanity in a time of carnage...the most extraordinary celebration of Christmas since those notable goings-on in Bethlehem."

Join the Omagh Waterford Peace Choir, in the hallowed surrounds of St Columb's Cathedral, to remember the millions of soldiers and civilians who died during World War I. Formed in the aftermath of the Omagh bomb, the Omagh Waterford Peace Choir have played throughout Ireland and beyond, promoting their message of peace and reconciliation through their music.

Be inspired by the glimmer of light that is the 1914 Christmas Truce, and celebrate our shared humanity, through the beautiful choral music of the Omagh Waterford Peace Choir, lead by Phil Brennan, and special guests who will read extracts from the accounts written by soldiers who took part in the 1914 Truce.

 

£5

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