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Last Train to Tomorrow

Last Train to Tomorrow

It is with great excitement and pride that the AJR is delighted to announce a special event we are organising with the internationally acclaimed composer and conductor Carl Davis CBE to perform the London premiere of his tribute to the Kindertransport, The Last Train to Tomorrow, on Sunday 9 November at The Roundhouse, London NW1.

The Last Train to Tomorrow tells the extraordinary story of the Kindertransport through a sequence of ten songs written by the celebrated children’s author, Hiawyn Oram.The event will also feature The Marriage of Figaro Overture by Mozart and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed by the City of London Sinfonia, the Finchley Children’s Music Group, together with an outstanding young violin soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.

As the event will be taking place on a Sunday afternoon, we particularly encourage our members to bring along their children and grandchildren. Details of how to purchase tickets will be announced in due course but to register your interest in attending please email

9 November marks the anniversary of Kristallnacht and the performance will remember the Reichspogrom that was unleashed in November 1938, which led to the mass emigration of Jews from Germany and Austria. The devastation of Kristallnacht also persuaded the British government to create the Kindertransport, through which some 10,000 children found refuge in Britain from Nazi oppression. Many of the children, aged between 3 and 17, arrived into London’s Liverpool Street station having left by train from Vienna, Berlin, Prague and other major cities and very few saw their families again.

The programme also includes Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro Overture and Mendelssohn’s Violin Concerto performed with a young soloist from The Yehudi Menuhin School.

The premiere will conclude the series of events that The AJR has organised in recent months to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Kindertransport.