Singing The City – a new commission for The Norfolk & Norwich Festival

Hello – we’ve changed the date of this show because Norwich Cathedral isn’t available on May 19th – so we’ve moved it a week earlier…

Singing the City – From Dawn to Dusk‘ – Saturday 12th May 2012 (note change of date)

A musical mystery tour invented by the Voice Project  – animating the medieval streets and buildings from St Andrews Plain to Cathedral Close with exciting new music created specially for the Voice Project Choir and Human Music.

Three performances that make use of a whole variety of interesting and unusual acoustic spaces – interior and exterior: placing singers in squares and streets, crypts and alleys, dark corners and cloisters, courtyards and rooftops.

Travelling through worlds of shadow and light, telling the stories of past and present, you will hear the beauty of a single voice on a rooftop; the harmonic intrigue of a small ensemble in a crypt to the uplifting sound  of massed voices in the cloisters  and nave of Norwich Cathedral.

The taster session will be on Tuesday February 21st at The Friends Meeting House in Norwich at 7.30pm. No previous experience is necessary and as always there are no auditions to join.

The performance will be on Saturday 12th May in Norwich. We will be working with an excellent team of people. The libretto is being written by George Szirtes and Andrew McDonnell (two of the writers from last year’s ‘The Proportions of the Temple’) The score is being created by a team of four composers – Helen Chadwick, Jeremy Avis, Orlando Gough and Jonathan Baker.

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