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 (ballet completed by Robert Weedon)
  • Tim Watts The Prime of Life

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).

9th November: Presentation of Ghislaine Peart’s banner They have become our sons as well to Blandford Forum Parish Church.

Banner Presentation

Nick Peacey, Secretary of GMM 2015, Revd Canon Jonathan Triffitt, Rector of Blandford, Ghislaine Peart, textile artist, Councillor Roger Carter, Mayor of Blandford.

23rd April 2020: GMM2015 worked with Lauderdale House, Highgate, to defy the lockdown with a Zoom event commemorating the 105th anniversary of Rupert Brooke’s death in music, poetry and prose. Film of the event here; souvenir programme including all readings, the Q&A session and additional poems here.