Christmas Charity Single Launched Marking The Centenary Of WW1
100 years on from the very first Christmas in the trenches of the Great War, Military Voices are once again raised in harmony for a moving song of tribute to bravery and sacrifice.
The song, simply titled ‘1914 – The Carol of Christmas’ celebrates the power of Christmas to bring peace in the midst of war and commemorates those who fought in World War One.
The song is sung by an ensemble of military voices and soloists including Flight Lieutenant Matt Little, Abby Scott and twelve-year-old Canterbury Cathedral chorister and BBC Radio 2’s Young Chorister of the Year Finalist William Inscoe who are accompanied by the RAF Spitfire Choir, one of the RAF’s top vocal groups.
Composed by Chris Eaton, (who wrote the 1990’s Cliff Richard Number One Christmas hit ‘Saviour’s Day’) and Judd Field, ‘1914, The Carol of Christmas’ is raising money for the Royal Air Force Benevolent Fund, The Royal Navy and Royal Marines Charity, and ABF The Soldier’s Charity. These charities assisted the veterans of World War One, continue to support both serving and former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families, and are committed to meeting the welfare needs of the Service community as they arise in the future.
Chris Eaton said:
“My hope and prayer is that my song ‘1914, The Carol of Christmas’ will move and inspire all generations as they listen, to remember with honour and respect those, past and present, engaged in war, and be filled with hope for everlasting peace through the message of Christmas.”
The song is available for download on iTunes, Amazon MP3 Store and Google Play with 100% of the profits from the sale of the recording going to the three charities.