THE NORTH LAKESHORE CHORUS
A tribute to the 100th Anniversary of the tragic death of Thomas Clifford Wilson in the service of King, Country and Empire during the Great War.
St. Andrew's Anglican Church, Wellington, Ontario
Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 2pm
Setting the Scene
God Save The Queen
The Maple Leaf Forever
Our Canada from Sea to Sea
The Maple Leaf Forever
Canadians Repond to the Call for Help
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Away From the Roll of the Sea
Song of the Land
Clifford Leaves Canada
Now is the Hour
Farewell to Nova Scotia
Arrival in England
It’s a Long Way to Tipperary
Pack Up Your Troubles
In Flanders Fields
Verleih Uns Frieden
I Vow to Thee My Country
Two Minutes of Silence
Song for the Unsung Hero
Oh, How I Hate to Get Up in the Morning
Plea for Peace
Mi'kmaq Peace Song
At Dedication at Michael's Farm
Abide with Me
Be Still My Soul
O God Our Help in Ages Past
Telling the Story of the North Lakeshore Chorus
and 'Till the Boys Come Home
‘Till the Boys Come Home, the vision of producer Michael Korn, pays tribute to the men and women of the First Contingent of the Canadian Expeditionary Force, who sailed to Europe 100 years ago in October 1914 to serve their King and Country in the Great War.
The North Lakeshore Chorus came into being after choral conductors Judy Scott-Jacobs in Toronto, Ian Juby in Kingston, and Debbie Fingas in Cobourg agreed to take part. Choristers rehearsed the same repertoire in these three cities and then came together to sing in various beautiful and historic Ontario churches. In August 2014 a very successful tour was launched: first at the Canadian War Museum and Parliament Hill in Ottawa, and then on to Quebec City, Saint John, Halifax, Lunenburg and Charlottetown. This tour was the catalyst for a highly successful two-week trip to England, Belgium and France in the summer of 2015. The choir travelled to Newfoundland in the summer of 2016 to pay tribute to the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beaumont Hamel on July 1, 1916 and sang in many locations including St. John's, Conception Bay, Gander, Twillingate, Woody Point, St. Anthony, L'Anse Meadows, and Corner Brook.
Excerpt from King George V
“We can truly say that the whole circuit of the earth is girdled with the graves of our dead … and, in the course of my pilgrimage, I have many times asked myself whether there can be more potent advocates of peace upon earth through the years to come than their massed multitude of silent witness to the desolation of war”.
King George V, Flanders, 1922
(G. Kingsley Ward and Major E. Gibson,
Toronto: McClelland and Stewart; 1989. P. 43.)
Our sincere and grateful thanks to Bob Cavanagh for the major updates he made to this website in early 2016, including the 2015 European Tour, the 2016 Newfoundland Tour and the Royal Newfoundland Regiment pages, as well as many minor changes.
Michael Korn and Claire Shragge
We are very grateful to Bob Cavanagh, Bill James and Carolyn Kirkup, all members of the Kingston Choral Society, for their stellar work in creating this website and getting it up and running in a very limited time.
Michael Korn, Producer, and Claire Shragge, Associate Producer, of The North Lakeshore Chorus