To celebrate its 30th anniversary and the centenary of the Battle of the Somme, the orchestra of the University of Picardy will perform its brand new composition in St Médard Church, Fresnes-Mazancourt on 18 June 2016.
Located on the Somme Battlefields, the village also hosted the orchestra during the 90th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.
50 musicians will be accompanied by 80 choristers from the choirs of the University of Picardy to perform a specially commissioned piece recalling the First World War in the Somme. Three solo artists have been selected for this piece, from France, Germany and Great Britain, in order to celebrate peace.
Soldiers' words will be read throughout this performance, which will also be accompanied by images of the front.