Being the 100 year anniversary of The Christmas Truce we’ve heard and seen a lot in emotional ways of that great Christmas event. The video for the song was filmed at the Grave of the Unknown Warrior at Westminster Abbey and contains original footage from WW1. In addition to the soloists and choir, the video features the Royal Marines Corps of Drums and representatives from the Sea Cadets, the Army Cadet Force and the Air Training Corps. It is a beautiful and moving tribute:
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.
‘1914 – The Carol of Christmas’ 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 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 throughout the last century and continue to support both serving and former Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and their families.