An Anthology of All Things Needs You!

14/09/2016

 

An Anthology of All Things Needs You!

14/09/2016

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An Anthology of All Things is back and needs you!

As you may remember four years ago BCA commissioned Johnny Parry to write a new suite of songs, for an ambitious ‘Anthology of All Things’ and collected lyrics within the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion from the Bedfordshire community.

The work has now gone international, as a full symphonic Bremen orchestra is now set to perform ‘Anthology of All Things’ in a cross country musical exchange.

There will be an open evening on Tuesday 20th September at Park Road Methodist Church at 7.30pm for anyone is interested in hearing more about how this project has evolved and what’s next.

The work has made it’s way to Germany and to the ears of the Students of the Bremen University Orchestra and Choir, who instead of performing their traditional classical repertoire of Brahms or Beethoven will be performing a hugely up scaled version ‘An Anthology of All Things’ rewritten by Johnny for the occasion.

The German students have arranged their concert in Bremen on the 29th January 2017 at the 1400 capacity ‘Glocke’ concert hall and have been inspired to work alongside Johnny and the original choir as part of a music exchange whereby Bedford choir members have the opportunity to join the performance in Bremen but ultimately for the students to visit the birthplace of ‘An Anthology of All Things’ and perform the new large-scale incarnation of the work the following weekend in February 2017.

Bedford Community Arts Choir rehearsals for the work start on October 4th and run every Tuesday (term-time) from 7.30 to 9.30pm at Park Road Methodist Church, Roff Ave, Bedford, MK41 7TE. The non-auditioning choir is open to all and warmly welcomes new members.

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