The Battle of the Ancre – Concert Tour for the Armistice Centenary (1918-2018)

To mark the Armistice Centenary of the First World War (11.11.1918 / 11.11.2018) a special tour is being held across the UK, presenting the movie The Battle of the Ancre (1917) with live orchestral accompaniment.


The movie ‘The Battle of the Ancre and Advance of the Tanks’ was filmed between September and November 1916 and released in 1917, being the sequel to ‘Battle of the Somme’, which also had a concert tour in 2016-2017 (read more). Many consider this sequel a better film: cinematically superior, a more dynamic structure & narrative, and visually stunning & innovative.

The Battle of the Ancre - Concert


Laura Rossi’s new score for the movie features a chamber orchestra score in 5 movements, accompanying the five parts of the film. It depicts the varied emotions conveyed throughout the film, reflecting the more poignant moments as well as echoing brighter scenes of the high-spirited soldiers.


Below are the tour dates for the live orchestral screenings of the film:


Waltham Forest Youth Orchestra, conducted by Michael Whittaker

  • Date: Sat 15 September 2018  Time: 19:30h
  • Venue: St Mary’s Church, Walthamstow, London, E17 9RJ
  • Tickets: 10 GBP (11 €)


Ealing Symphony Orchestra, conducted by John Gibbons

  • Date: Sat 3 November 2018  Time: 19:30h
  • Venue: Musical Museum, Brentford, TW8 0DU
  • Tickets: 12.5 GBP (14 €)


Bristol Ensemble, conducted by William Goodchild


Skipton Camerata, conducted by Ben Crick


Orchestra of Square Chapel, conducted by Robert Guy

  • Date: Sun 25 November 2018
  • Times: 14:30h & 19:30h (2 performances)
  • Venue: Square Chapel Arts Centre, Halifax, HX1 1QG
  • Tickets: 11 GBP (12 €)


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