A Chester high school will collaborate with a city orchestra to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme.

In conjunction with the Battle of the Somme Centenary Tour and as part of The Somme100 Film Project, Queen’s Park High School will join forces with Chester Philharmonic Orchestra on a special First World War performance.

The concert will be one of the first 100 performances of film, commissioned by the Imperial War Museum, and score, by Laura Rossi, in the country.

Then Queen’s Park High School students will perform a number of pieces including songs from the hit musical Les Misérables.

The concert will conclude with a few songs from the era for everyone.

Director of the visual and performing arts Matt Yeoman said: “This will be a very poignant and powerful concert and we hope it will serve as a fitting tribute to those who gave their lives for their country in World War I.”

To enrich the audience experience there will also feature an exhibition from Chester Military Museum.

Headteacher Lyndsay Watterson added “We are delighted to welcome the Chester Philharmonic Orchestra to Queen’s Park High and be able to play our part in the commemoration of such an important event from our history.”

There will be two performances on Saturday, July 9 with a matinee at 2pm and evening performance at 7.30pm in the main hall at Queen’s Park High School.

Tickets are priced at £10/£12 Adults; £5 for students and are now available to buy from Lynn Morris at the school on 01244 981506 or email enquiries@qphs.cheshire.sch.uk and mark FAO Lynn Morris.