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Being in the choir

  Thanks to Jennie, I get to have a moment’s reflection on our recently completed summer commission, the Concerto Magnificent with composer Johnny Parry. Jennie has done a sterling job uploading photo sets from the project, onto this our new blog. For once, thinking about why we do what we do, I can write as

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Concerto Magnificent

  Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Composed by Johnny Parry in collaboration with the people of Bedfordshire, performed by a new community choir at Bedford Corn Exchange 27th September 2012 Commissioned and Produced by Bedford Creative Arts Photography by Darren Marsh    

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The Concerto Magnificent Part 2

  The Concerto Magnificent rehearsal team – Johnny Parry, composer & conductor, Donna Lennard, soprano & choir leader, and Roger Illingworth, accompanist & choir leader Commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts, 2012 Portraits by Graham Watson   Choir members rehearsing Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things, 2012 Composer Johnny Parry, commissioned and produced

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Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things part 2

  Choir members performing Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Bedford Corn Exchange, 27th September 2012 Composer Johnny Parry, commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts Portraits by Graham Watson     Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Composed by Johnny Parry in collaboration with the people of Bedfordshire, performed by a new

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The Concerto Magnificent Part 3

  Dress rehearsals for Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things, Sept 2012 Composer Johnny Parry, commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts Photography by Darren Marsh     Dress rehearsals for Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things, Sept 2012 Composer Johnny Parry, commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts Photography by Darren Marsh

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Concerto Magnificent

  Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Composed by Johnny Parry in collaboration with the people of Bedfordshire, performed by a new community choir at Bedford Corn Exchange 27th September 2012 Commissioned and Produced by Bedford Creative Arts Photography by Graham Watson   Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things Composed by Johnny Parry

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Arabel Rosillo de Blas

  Large Lace with Arabel Rosillo de Blas 24th March 2012, part of Bedford Creative Arts’ Lace in Place commission Film by Tom B Wild Productions Lace in Place by Arabel Rosillo de Blas, commissioned and produced by Bedford Creative Arts 1 St Paul’s Square Bedford, 5th May 2012 to 28th February 2013 Photography by

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Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things, Johnny Parry

For our summer 2012 commission we worked with Bedford-based composer Johnny Parry, who creates operatic contemporary music for orchestra and voice. Johnny brought together a big-hearted army of people to develop this cycle of songs, written and performed in collaboration with the public. Hundreds of local people were involved in contributing lyrics, before a new

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