Leeds Male Voice Choir performed a special composition by Musical Director Tim Knight at Tyne Cot Cemetery, Belgium during their recent tour. Tyne Cot is the resting place of soldiers from the Yorkshire regiment who fell in Ypres Salient during the First World War. The choir performed on the 100th anniversary of creation Commonwealth Graves Commission. Musical Director Tim Knight said “It was a very moving performance for the whole choir, and a memorable tour”.
They Lie at Rest is a setting of a Christina Rossetti poem by the choir’s musical Director, composed specifically for the choir’s tour of Belgium. Leeds Male Voice Choir also performed at St Bavos Cathedral in Ghent and the Menin Gate in Ypres as part of the Last Post Ceremony, in the 100 year old choir’s first international tour in more than thirty years.