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Reigate school girls' choir gives Holocaust recital
1:05pm Wednesday 30th January 2013 in News
Pupils from Reigate's Dunottar Senior School performed at Reigate Town Hall in a moving and very meaningful recital.
The girls' choir sang for the Mayor of Reigate and Banstead, Councillor Roger Newstead, in the Holocaust Memorial Commemoration. The annual service is held to commemorate the dead, from the persecution and mass killing of the Jews to the genocides in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur. The event, which was linked to the Holocaust Memorial Day on Sunday, focussed on lessons learned from the past with the aim of creating a safer and better future.
David Black, director of music at Dunottar School, said: “The message of the evening was ‘building bridges’ and remembering those who were persecuted and died, so that it doesn’t happen again.”
He said: “The girls have studied the Holocaust in their history lessons.
“It’s good for them to contribute to the evening to show that we recognise and appreciate the past.”