Friday 22 June 2018

Singing for Our Lives

Singing for Our Lives, 2017 (Photo Jolade Olusanya )
Singing for Our Lives, 2017 (Photo Jolade Olusanya )
Singing for Our Lives at Milton Court Concert Hall on Sunday 1 July marks the final event of the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Week (18-24 June 2018). The concert brings together over 200 performers combining opera, classical, popular and electronic genres with music from around the globe, uniting choirs of refugees, migrants and local communities.

Singing Our Lives reunites the Mixed Up Chorus, the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, the Sing for Freedom Choir and the Guildhall School as well as featuring refugee and asylum-seeker choir Woven Gold and professional vocal ensemble Stile Antico. Over six months, the five choirs came together in a series of workshops facilitated by composer Mike Roberts (Head of Electronic Music & Music Technology, Guildhall School), librettist Sarah Grange and director Phelim McDermott (Improbable), and delivered with the aid of Guildhall School Electronic Music musicians. With music as the common language the singers and musicians learned about each other’s experience and worked with the creative team to compose new music to be premiered as part of an ensemble performance on 1st July.

Further information from the Together Productions website.

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