On Sunday 11th November, to help commemorate the one hundreth anniversary of the end of World War One, Kent CRP organised a choir to sing on the Swail Rail Line from Sittingbourne to Sheerness on Sea.
Never Again by Kent composer Emily Peasgood was sung by Sea Folk Sing, 30 local singers who formed a community choir. They performed on the train platform at Sittingbourne, on the train travelling to Queenborough, on the bridge at Queenborough station and on the return train journey from Sheerness to Sittingbourne. The music was heard by over 200 audience members and passengers as they went about their Sun afternoon journeys.
Composer Emily Peasgood says:
“Never Again is a thought-provoking piece. It transforms the audience to 100 years ago. It features tape recordings from the First World War to create an experience for visitors, while drawing parallels with the political climate today.”