Wednesday 14 June 2017

Together to the Workhouse Door

Together to the Workhouse Door
Together to the Workhouse Door was a major musical project which took place at Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse. A partnership between Orchestras Live, Broadland District Council, Norfolk Arts Services and Norfolk Music Education Hub, along with Sinfonia Viva and Writers Centre Norwich, brought composer James Redwood, poet Lucy Sheerman and Orchestra Viva together with local communities to create an oratorio inspired by those whose lives where shaped by the Workhouse.

As a result of an inspiration day, held at the Workhouse earlier this year, different groups both adults and school children chose to explore different themes arising from their visits. On the day, groups of singers joined together to animate different spaces inside the Grade II listed workhouse (one of the most important and best preserved workhouses in the UK) with all performers coming together for an open air performance in the workhouse courtyard for an inspiring and atmospheric event celebrating the re-opening of the Workhouse as a museum (further information from the Gressenhall website).

Further information from the Orchestras Live website.

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