FALLEN heroes from The Great War are being remembered in Feckenham with an ambitious choral project.

After 14 months of commitment by villagers, the hour-long narrative 'Suite For The Fallen Soldier' is to premiere with two sell out concerts at St John the Baptist Church on Armistice Day 2016 (Friday, November 11) and on Saturday, November 12, with an audience of more than 350 people.

The story follows the fictional story of a soldier from enlistment to his first experience of the battlefield, from the horrors of the war to his death, and then the thoughts of the modern community 100 years later.

It features local musicians and more than 70 voices from school, youth and community choirs.

Composer Phil Mountford said: "This was an extremely humbling project, confronting human emotion and loss, with horrific scenes alongside the universal emotion of love. My immense gratitude goes to the community choirs involved for being so positive and receptive.

"I'm very proud of what they have achieved which allowed me further to increase the level of complexity once the choir realised what they were capable of.”

Poet Kathy Gee added: "Our soldier represents a generation of grandfathers. He is not a real person but his story has been created from real stories, from contemporary journals and letters, from books and scholars and research.

"Our man’s story could be located anywhere. I hope that his experiences resonate with modern listeners, including those whose ancestors may have had a very different war."

The project has been funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, Elmley Foundation Trust and O2 Think Big.

To listen to clip from the project, or for more information visit suiteforthefallensoldier.com.