Tuesday 19 May 2020

Earth - London Youth Choir goes on-line for the first song from Russell Hepplewhite & Michael Rosen's new collection for Friday Afternoons

Friday Afternoons is a project led by Snape Maltings which aims to connect teachers and young people with contemporary composers, inspired by Benjamin Britten's songs Friday Afternoons which were written for the children at his brother's school.

This year's project involves composer Russell Hepplewhite's collection EVERYTHING, with texts by renowned children’s author and former Children’s Laureate Michael Rosen. Michael completed these texts before he became unwell. The full collection of 12 songs from EVERYTHING will be launched during 2021, and as a taster the London Youth Choir has recorded the song 'Earth' from the collection on YouTube.

Russell Hepplewhite's award-winning opera Laika the spacedog, recently revived by English Touring Opera, was due to be performed at the Opera Comique in Paris this April, and his opera Every Young was performed by W11 Opera in December 2019 [see my article]
Full resources for the song are now available to download for free on the Friday Afternoons website, including scores, lyrics and backing tracks

1 comment:

  1. Well done children! (and well done the person who put it all together!)


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