Watch the world premiere of ‘The Five Acts of Harry Patch’
26th November 2008
The new work for chorus and orchestra, setting Andrew Motion’s poetry to music, was shown as part of a BBC4 documentary ‘Private Harry Patch’, shown on BBC4 on November 24. At 110, Harry Patch is the second oldest person in Britain and the last surviving soldier to have fought in the trenches of the First World War. ‘The Five Acts of Harry Patch’ tells the story of his life, from his early childhood in Somerset through to his experiences during two World Wars and his later years in a care home in Somerset, England.