A major Armistice Centenary Concert will be held in Great Torrington this Saturday (December 8) by North Devon Choral Society.

The concert is at St Michael and All Angels Church at 7pm and will feature a full orchestra plus soloists.

The first half will be an emotional work by Andrew Campling called Dona Nobis Pacem, a cantata based on the World War One diaries of his grandfather, Canon William Campling.

It includes marching songs (Long Way to Tiperary), hymns, German and French songs, the Last Post, Psalm 23 and war poetry.

Andrew will be attending the performance and in accordance with his wishes a collection will be taken for the Royal British Legion.

The second half will include Elgar’s Spirit of England, Binyon’s moving poem For the Fallen, his atmospheric Nimrod, plus a final uplifting A Song of Thanksgiving.

The concert is conducted by John Hobbs and soloists are Sophie Edwards and Paul Martyn-West.

Tickets are £15, with ex and serving service personnel and children free, available from Torrington Jewellers or call 01805 628262.