2018 marks the 100th anniversary of the end of World War One. As many of you know, The London Technical School was founded by its first principal, Herbert Benson Beal in 1912 but the current building housing the auditorium was not completed until 1916, right in the middle of the war. For two years, the school was humming 24/7 with night classes training people for the war effort. This special concert will commemorate those who served and gave their lives for the cause of peace and will also be an opportunity to bring us into the Season of "Peace on Earth and Goodwill" with even greater resolve to make our world a better place.
The music featured will be the Requiem and Magnificat by British composer John Rutter and also include some of his stirring anthems and carols, all with large full orchestra. We are delighted that international star soprano Leslie Fagan has agreed to be the soloist for both works. She has performed them numerous times around the world, notably in England with Sir David Willcocks conducting. The concert will take place in historic Beal Auditorium and we are hoping that this event will be a memorable and meaningful musical happening for the London Community.