watch the making of Concerto Magnificent on YouTube

11/06/2013

 

watch the making of Concerto Magnificent on YouTube

11/06/2013

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Following the film’s exclusive premiere at the Almanac Festival Film Night in February, we are pleased to be able to share the making of Concerto Magnificent with you via youtube.

Throughout 2012 we worked with Bedford-based composer Johnny Parry, bringing 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 community choir was formed to rehearse and finally perform the songs.

This short film, made by Runaway Media, documents the road to the premiere performance 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.

The Bedford Arts Choir worked hard rehearsing the songs that form Bedford’s Concerto Magnificent. The choir includes a massively diverse range of abilities and backgrounds, and has now become a dedicated and enthusiastic new addition to Bedford’s music scene. Contact us to find out more and join our choir.

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