Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015

The events

4th June 2015: Centenary of the Third Battle of Krithia and William Denis Browne’s death.

Listen to the evensong for Browne sung at Clare College, Cambridge that day, including the first performance of ‘Pity’, commissioned by GMM 2015 and composed by Graham Ross, the Clare Choir’s Director.

18th June 2015: St John’s Church, Waterloo 1930 hrs.  Gala Concert: Clare College Choir, Southbank Sinfonia, London Central School of Ballet, Nicholas Mulroy (tenor).

The programme included:

  • Denis Browne Three songs for tenor and orchestra
  • FS Kelly Elegy for Strings ‘In Memoriam Rupert Brooke’
  • Denis Browne The Comic Spirit (a recently completed ballet)
  • Tim Watts The Prime of Life & Graham Ross Pityboth commissioned by GMM 2015
  • Graham Ross Pity commissioned by Gallipoli Music Memorial 2015: listen to the Clare College webcast of the 4th June 2015

21st June 2015: Blandford Forum Parish Church.  A community musical event on Fathers Day 2015, for the fathers, brothers and husbands who went from Blandford Camp and Dorset to Gallipoli in 1915, with Clare College Choir and all Blandford schools. The event included the Clare choir and the choir of Archbishop Wake Primary School giving the world premiere of To Those Heroes by Graham Ross,a setting of Kemal Ataturk’s words of reconciliation (on our home page). The Clare College Choir performed To Those Heroes, a GMM2015 commission, with the choir of Archbishop Wake Primary School, Blandford.

27th June 2015: Clare College Gala Day, Nick Peacey and Robert Sells, his great nephews, discussed William Denis Browne’s life and music. 

Hood Battalion ensign, Blandford Church

27th February, 2017: Blandford Forum Parish Church
The Fateful Voyage

Ghislaine Peart’s banner They have become our sons as well will hang in the church.