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1 October 2018

Within the glowing stems of the Field of Light: Avenue of Honour a choral performance titled By Other Eyes will commemorate the centenary of Armistice on November 11.

Produced by the City of Albany’s Vancouver Arts Centre in conjunction with Matt Ward and the Vocal Performance Initiative and supported by West Australian Opera, By Other Eyes: The Armistice Day Choral Project will pay respect to those who served Australia in World War I and advocate for peace in the world and our communities.

Members of the community are invited to participate in the project as a singer, contributor of local stories, as a writer or as an event volunteer.

Creative Director Matt Ward said the choral project is an opportunity for him to work alongside the Great Southern community to commemorate the centenary of Armistice Day.

“Singing plays such an important role in my life and I’m always thrilled when I get to share the joy of music and singing with others,” Mr Ward said.

“I’m thinking a lot about the theme of remembrance and what it’s like to be grateful for the sacrifices of the past and would absolutely love to extend an invitation to anyone to join us on the Armistice Day Choral Project.”

If you are interested in being part of By Other Eyes: The Armistice Day Choral Project please contact the Vancouver Arts Centre on 6820 3740 or email arts@albany.wa.gov.au.

Tickets and broadcast information for By Other Eyes: The Armistice Day Choral Project will be available soon at www.anzacalbany.com.au.

The project has been made possible with the support of Lotterywest, the Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries (Culture and Arts) and WA Opera. Vancouver Arts Centre receives core funding through Country Arts WA who receives core funding from the State Government in association with Lotterywest.