A CHOIR is to dedicate its next concert to the First World War centenary as funds are raised for charities.

Egham Choral will mark the ending of WW1 at its concert at St John’s Church in Egham on Saturday, May 12.

It will perform Karl Jenkin’s The Armed Man, which is sung in Latin, French and English. The lyrics incorporate words from both religious and historical sources, including the Islamic Call to Prayer, and is essentially anti-war.

The choir will be accompanied by musicians from The Royal College of Music and conducted by their MD, Richard Robbins. Runnymede’s Deputy Mayor, Cllr Dolsie Clarke, will attend and the concert is supporting The British Army Benevolent Fund, Neonatal Intensive Care & Critical Cardiac Units at St. Peter’s Hospital and Eikon, a Surrey-based children’s charity.

Tickets for the concert, which starts at 7.30pm, cost £12.50 in advance or £15.00 on the door. Contact Tickets@eghamchoral.org or phone 07508 320348. Refreshments will be available.