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War Horse: The Story In Concert

Michael Morpurgo's dramatic story of Joey, the young farm horse who travels from Devon to the battlefields of the Western Front performed in concert at Coventry Cathedral.

Ken Bruce presents a special concert version of Michael Morpurgo's story of Joey, the young farm horse who travels from the peace of the Devon countryside to the battlefields of the Western Front. This performance was recorded earlier this year at Coventry Cathedral as part of the BBC's Biggest Weekend and features the BBC Concert Orchestra conducted by David Charles Abell, Hertfordshire Chorus, baritone soloist Mark Stone and is narrated by Simon Callow and Juliet Stevenson. War Horse: The Story In Concert features the music of Adrian Sutton and was developed from the National Theatre's production of War Horse. Since its opening in 2007 this has spent more than 8 years in London's West End and has now played to more than 7 million people all over the world, as well as being adapted for the big screen by Stephen Spielberg. This latest version of War Horse sets the book alongside the dramatic sounds and colours created by the orchestra and choir and as they and the narrators bring Michael Morpurgo's story to life in a completely new way.

1 hour, 57 minutes

Last on

Fri 2 Nov 2018 20:00

Music Played

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Devon at Peace (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Only Remembered (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Albert and Joey (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Rolling Home (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    First Gallop (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    The Scarlet and The Blue (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    The Promise (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Very Nasty Indeed (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Crossing The Channel (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Goodbye Dolly Gray (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    The Wounded (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    First Charge (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Stand To (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Second Charge (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Part 2 Introduction (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Emilie's Theme (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Sonnenschein (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Still Nacht (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    The Year Turns Round Again (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Pulling The Gun (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Friedrich's Theme (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Topthorn's Death (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Into the Crater (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    The Tank (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Joey's Night A (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    Albert and Joey Reunited (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra

    From Emilie (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Devonshire Carol (War Horse, The Story In Concert with Narration)

  • BBC Concert Orchestra, Hertfordshire Chorus & Mark Stone

    Only Remembered (Finale) (War Horse, The Story In Concert without Narration)

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