Monday, 7 October 2019

A Suitcase Full of Songs

The King's Singers
The King's Singers
On 10 October 2019 in Solihull and 11 October 2019 at Warwick Arts Centre, The King's Singers will be giving the premiere performances of Toby Young's A Suitcase Full of Songs. The song cycle, with a text by Jennifer Thorp, is dedicated to refugees and migrant communities everywhere. For the performances the King's Singers will be joined by 300 young singers from Armonico Consort’s in-school and after school AC Academy choirs and Voice Squad workplace choirs from Coventry City Council and University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire.

Toby Young is Armonico Consort’s composer-in-residence and A Suitcase Full of Songs was written especially for The King’s Singers and AC Academy choirs. Young and Thorp's work is about immigration, it follows a community through excitement, anxiety and homesickness before being welcomed into the local culture and, in turn, enriching it with their own traditions and customs.

The King’s Singers, featuring AC Academy & Voice Squad Choirs, is at Bushell Hall, Solihull (Thurs 10 October) and Warwick Arts Centre (Fri 11 October, 7pm). For details visit the Armonico Consort website.

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