Thursday, 23 July 2020

Songs that were written in isolation, because of isolation, to be performed in isolation: The Isolation Songbook

The Isolation Songbook
Mezzo-soprano Helen Charlston's lockdown project has been collecting new songs. She conceived the idea of a songbook, 'songs that were written in isolation, because of isolation, to be performed in isolation?'.

Helen put out a call on social medial, and the Isolation Songbook was born, with a total of 15 poets and composers creating songs specially, including Ben Rowarth, Heloise Werner, Owain Park, Richard Barnard, Terence Charlston, Nathan Dearden, James Davy, Kerensa Briggs, Gerda Blok-Wilson, Joshua Borin, Elliot Park, Matthew Ward, Andrew Bixley Williams, Stephen Bick, and Derri Joseph Lewis.

There will be a chance to hear the result next week, when Helen along with baritone Michael Craddock and pianist Alexander Soares performs the Isolation Songbook for City Music Foundation's live from St Pancras Clock Tower recitals on Wednesday 29 July 2020 at 6pm. Full details from the CMF website.

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