“Rest eternal grant them, O Lord and let light perpetual shine upon them”


    In order to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the end of WW1,  members of the Guildford Grammar School Chapel Choir will sing at a special Requiem Eucharist in the Chapel of St Mary and St George on Sunday August 12, commencing 6.15pm.  Please complete the form below to register your attendance.

    The service is timed to remember what many historians regard as Australia’s ‘other ANZAC Day’ -  August 8, 1918.  On this day, at the Battle of Amiens in central France, Australia troops led by General Sir John Monash, routed German forces and famously led the German supreme commander to declare it was the ‘blackest day of the German Army’. Allied troops, led by the ANZAC Corps, had broken German resolve and victory, at last, was now in sight.

     At this service the Guildford Grammar School community will remember not just soldiers from our own community that served and paid the ultimate sacrifice, but soldiers and civilians from all of the combatant nations that suffered in the ‘The Great War’.

    A Requiem Mass is a musical setting of an ancient liturgy for the souls of the faithful departed. It is an extended reflection on all of the contrasting emotions that surround death - fear, anguish and terror as well as thanksgiving, hope and joy. A chamber choir and soloists from the GGS Chapel Choir will be presenting a Requiem Mass first composed in 2017 by the Choir Director and Organist at the school, Mr David Gething. This service will include a performance 3 movements of the Requiem Mass not heard at the Remembrance Day Service in 2017.

    The score features the stunning pipe organ of the Chapel of St Mary and St George and a solo cello, played for this service by the distinguished cellist and Old Guildfordian, Mr Jon Tooby.

    Location: Chapel of St Mary & St George
    Datetime: 12/08/2018 6:15 PM

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