A CENTURY on from the end of the First World War, the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Lighthouse, Poole’s centre for the Arts will bring audiences together for a special concert next weekend to commemorate all those who fought and lost their lives.

After four years of conflict, the armistice was signed on November 11 in 1918.

Exactly 100 years later to the day, on Sunday, November 11, at 4pm, Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra and Lighthouse presents Always Remembered.

The concert features outstanding music and readings, as the full orchestra is joined by conductor David Hill, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus, Bournemouth Symphony Youth Chorus, actors from Dorset School of Acting and a solo bagpiper.

During the Last Post and the two minute silence the Official Rolls of Honour for Bournemouth, Poole and Christchurch will be projected, displaying the names of those who lost their lives.

The programme includes pieces such as Elgar’s Nimrod, In Paradisum from Faure’s Requiem, Holst’s Mars and Jupiter from the Planets, and Jenkin’s Benedictus from The Armed Man.

Amongst the music, actors Michele O’Brien and James Bowden from Dorset School of Acting will read letters and diary entries from First World War soldiers. The concert will also feature readings of First World War poetry.

Bagpiper Shonagh Duncan will be performing Amazing Grace alongside the Bournemouth Symphony Chorus. Tickets range from £11 to £29. Visit BSOlive.com or lighthousepoole.co.uk