In 2012 Bedford Creative Arts worked with composer Johnny Parry, who brought together a big-hearted army of people to develop a cycle of songs, written and performed in collaboration with the public. Hundreds of local people were involved in contributing lyrics, before a new community choir was formed to rehearse and finally perform the songs.
The premiere performance of Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things was at Bedford Corn Exchange in September 2012. A sold-out audience of 400 experienced grand gestures of love and death expressed through an all-consuming spectacle.
This film documents the making of this spectacular work.