The late Sir Nicholas Winton is to be honoured by a special concert conducted by Carl Davis at Chichester Cathedral at the end of the month.

The famous composer and conductor will lead the concert, called Last Train to Tomorrow, on 27 January, and the event will include personal tributes to Sir Nick from those he saved.

Lady Milena Grenfell-Baines and Helenka De Coutere were among the 669 children he rescued from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia in 1938, an almost single-handed feat for which he was later knighted, after his exploits emerged decades later.

“We are marking Holocaust Memorial Day in partnership with Chichester Cathedral and citizens of West Sussex through a performance of the staged oratorio the Last Train to Tomorrow,” said event organiser Professor Hugo Frey, Head of the Department of History and Politics at the University of Chichester.

“This significant event is also an opportune reminder of the terrible suffering in the world that persisted after 1945 and the need for continued dignified humanitarian thought and action.”