Summer Commission: Johnny Parry’s Anthology of All Things

17/05/2012

 

Summer Commission: Johnny Parry’s Anthology of All Things

17/05/2012

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We’re delighted to  announce our summer commission, Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things. This summer we’re inviting you to sing with us and have commissioned Bedford-based composer Johnny Parry to write a new suite of songs, an ambitious ‘anthology of all things’ to be written and performed with your collaboration.

Throughout the summer Johnny will bring together a big-hearted army of people to develop a cycle of songs, written and performed in collaboration with the public. Johnny will work with the people of Bedfordshire to aggregate lyrics within the universal themes of Love, Death, Childhood and Religion. He will then bring together a new community choir and orchestra to rehearse and finally perform the songs at a premier performance at Bedford Corn Exchange on 27th September.

Expect grand gestures of love and death expressed through an all-consuming spectacle.

The work has already begun to aggregate the lyrics that will form the basis of the songs. Throughout May and June Johnny is working with a variety of local groups, including the Kings Arms Project, MIND in Ampthill, and Bedford Creative Arts’ own creativity and wellbeing group. You can contribute online too by visiting bcachoir.johnnyparry.com.

Join our choir
Can you sing? Do you want to be part of something amazing? Then the Bedford Creative Arts summer commission needs you! Join Bedford’s newest community choir, and get to learn and perform a new cycle of songs written about Bedford, by Bedford.

Email info@bedfordcreativearts.org.uk or call 01234 818670 to register your interest.

Choir members must be available to attend rehearsals every Tuesday evening from 10th July, a dress rehearsal on Saturday 22nd September, and the premier performance on 27th September.

Rehearsals
Tuesday evenings from 10th July to 18th Sept 7.30-9.30pm
Venue: Rutland Road Church, Rutland Road, Bedford MK40 1DG

Open event
Pop in to our rehearsal venue, Rutland Road Church, to meet Johnny, find out about the project, and get a taste of what joining the choir will be like.
Saturday 23rd June 1.30-4pm
Venue: Rutland Road Church, Rutland Road, Bedford MK40 1DG

 

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