A choir from Maldon will join with counterparts in Belgium to remember the fallen.

St Mary’s Church in Church Street, Maldon will be hosting two events starting from Saturday as part of Remembrance.

The first event will be Music for Remembrance.

St Mary’s choir will be joined by a choir group from Belgium to mark the end of the First World War.

A spokesman said: “We were delighted when we were invited to join forces with the Livinuskoor from Ghent in Belgium for a concert to mark the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

“Ghent was in the front line of the war and hearing both choirs singing together will be a truly moving experience.

“Both choirs will sing individually and together.

“A central feature will be a section on the Christmas Truce, with poetry and writings from the period.

“Expect hairs to rise on the back of your neck as a solo voice starts Silent Night from somewhere in the church.

“They will be joined by more singing this famous carol in many different languages.”

The concert will take place on November 3 at 1pm and entry is free.

On Sunday, November 4 at 6pm, there will be an opportunity to hear the complete Requiem Mass by John Rutter.

A spokesman added: “This is a more formal moment for Remembrance and a reflection on the loss incurred by two world wars and, more personally, to remember our own departed loved ones.”

Finally, on November 10, the eve of Armistice Day, St Mary’s Choir will join the Livinuskoor to repeat the concert at St Michael’s Church in Ghent.

Visit www.stmarysmaldon.org.uk/music-for-remembrance-and-requiem-mass.