06. December 2017 - 19:00 till 20:30
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Halifax Explosion - "The Lost Memorial" | St. Paul's Church | Wednesday, 06. December 2017

St. Paul’s church was one of the few Halifax churches to withstand the Halifax explosion - and records suggest it was the only church able to organize a service the next day. While the specific events of that service are a mystery - its was surely a somber affair - with church pews surrounded by coffins - with more than 300 church families dead, displaced or injured - and with the church hall transformed into a makeshift hospital and relief station. In the “Lost Memorial” we re-create what words might have been spoken in this tragic setting. What songs would have been sung? What might the church have looked like? Most important - where did the people of Halifax even begin to look for hope?

Featuring: David Christensen, Karis Tees (and the St. Paul’s Junior Choir), El Jones, Ben Stone, Ian Bent (St. Paul’s Musician in Residence), Lukas Pearse (projection), the St. Paul’s Senior Choir, and other special guests.