Ralph Vaughan-Williams composed The Lark Ascending at the start of World War I, but the full orchestral version was not performed until 1921, by which time many millions of people had died not only in war but in the Spanish Flu pandemic of 1918. A century later, the music still tops the classical charts. It remains a call of hope in a fearful and fractured world. At the Lark Rise Partnership, we believe the song of life is worth singing and the story of our many possible future solutions is crying out for more attention.