LYME Bay Chorale will give a free performance of Fauré’s Requiem to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice that brought the First World War to an end.

The concert is on Remembrance Sunday, November 11, at 4pm in St Michael’s Church, Lyme Regis. Admission is free, with a retiring collection in aid of Help for Heroes and the church’s tower appeal.

The choir’s musical director, Alex Davies, will play the organ and local musician Nick Brown will conduct. The two solo movements will be sung by choir members Sarah Nicholson (soprano) and Joss Kent (baritone).

Alex said: “We chose the Fauré Requiem for this important occasion because it’s reflective and moving as well as being familiar to many listeners.

“I’m delighted that the choir can add to the different ways in which the local community is recognising the centenary, and I hope people will see the concert as an opportunity for reflection as well as a chance to hear some beautiful music.”

Lyme Bay Chorale is an SATB choir of about 25 singers, based in Lyme Regis. It usually gives two concerts of classical and modern choral music each year (April and December) in St Michael’s Church.

The choir has been performing for more than a decade and has developed a fine reputation that attracts large audiences. Recent concerts have included performances of: Fauré Requiem; Brahms Requiem; Kodály Laudes Organi; classical masses by Haydn and Mozart; Britten Ceremony of Carols, the Coronation and Chandos anthems by Handel; and choral works by Rutter, Chilcott, Vierne, Stanford, Sumsion, Howells, Buxtehude, Bach, Tavener and Pergolesi.

Musical director Alex Davies is also the organist at St Michael’s Church. He trained at Trinity College of Music and worked at various London churches with professional choirs and was a cathedral organ scholar before moving back to his home town.

See for more details about the choir and its young singers bursary scheme.