And They’re Off!

06/10/2016

 

And They’re Off!

06/10/2016

Share To:

Back to news

Article

Last night saw the first choir rehearsal for the new and upscaled performance of An Anthology of All Things.

The original work was written and performed in collaboration with the public focusing on the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion. Composer Johnny Parry was thrilled to discover that the work of the Bedford project has found its way to the Students of the Bremen University Orchestra and Choir who pitched the work to their faculty head and musical director Dr Susanne Glaess.

For their main annual performance, the University traditionally performs popular classical repertoire such as Brahms or Beethoven.  The work spoke to them in such a way that they felt inspired to commission Johnny to re-write and vastly up-scale the piece for their full symphonic orchestra. Now, with the Bremen University Choir & Orchestra, Bedford Community Arts Choir are set to perform the piece with an entire orchestra in February 2017 at the Bedford Corn Exchange.

photo-04-colour

Choir members old, present and new came together for the first time to look at the lyrics and music. You can watch a bit of the choir’s rehearsal below.

There is still time to join the choir and take part in this adventure! No prior experience necessary. Meet new people and discover the joys of singing! Rehearsals are every Tuesday evening, 7.30pm to 9.30pm, at Park Road Methodist Church, Bedford. £5 per session, £3 concession.

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Latest News

December 5, 2017

Exciting Opportunities With BedMID

BedMID (Bedford Music in Detention) is delighted to announce two exciting new opportunities!   Artist call out for new commission from BedMID A new music or music-led commission for an artist whose practice explores aspects of identity, migration and working with detainees or refugees. The commission requires the artist to involve participants in the process

December 5, 2017

New BedMID Songwriting Project Explores Refugee Archive

BedMID (Bedford Music in Detention) is working with artist Joanne Hudson Lett and Friends of Refugees Bedfordshire to create a series of new songs that will be recorded for a new CD and performed during Refugee Week in June 2018. Participants will use archive material from BedMID’s past work with detainees in the Yarl’s Wood

November 9, 2017

The Health Lottery shines a light on our Clubhouse project

Last month, a film crew from our Clubhouse funders, The Health Lottery, came to have a sneak peak at our Clubhouse film-set and hang out with our resident filmmakers on Chester & Carlisle Roads Bedford. Despite the rain, they’ve made a rather lovely film about the project… and here it is!

See More

Want to get involved? YEAH!