This summer, singing will once again unite choirs of refugees, migrants and local communities in the return of the acclaimed Singing Our Lives project. This ground-breaking initiative explores through music the stories and experiences of refugees and migrants in the UK. An unconventional creative process bringing 4 amateur choirs together with professional musicians to share experiences and compose new music will culminate in the Singing our Lives 2018 concert on July 1st at Milton Court Concert Hall.
Building on the success of last year’s Singing Our Lives project, over 200 performers will celebrate diversity through original music combining opera, classical, popular and electronic genres with music from around the globe. The Singing Our Lives concert hosted by Together Productions, in partnership with IOM- the UN Migration Agency, Freedom from Torture, the Royal Opera House, Improbable, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama will mark the final event of the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Week.
WHAT Singing Our Lives concert, celebrating the 20th Anniversary of Refugee Week
WHEN Sunday 1st July 2018 at 18:00
WHERE Milton Court Concert Hall
Singing Our Lives 2018 reunites the Mixed Up Chorus, the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, the Sing for Freedom Choir and Guildhall School musicians and also features refugee and asylum-seeker choir Woven Gold and vocal ensemble Stile Antico.
Over six months, the five choirs are coming together in a series of workshops facilitated by composer Mike Roberts (Head of Electronic Music & Music Technology, Guildhall School), librettist Sarah Grange and director Phelim McDermott (Improbable), and delivered with the aid of Guildhall School Electronic Music musicians. With music as the common language the singers and musicians will learn about each other’s experience and work with the creative team to compose new music to be premiered as part of an ensemble performance on 1st July.
To learn more about the project, please visit http://togetherproductions.co.uk/singing-our-lives.html.
|Time||6:00 pm - 8:00 pm|
|Venue||Milton Court Concert Hall|
hosted by Together Productions, in partnership with IOM- the UN Migration Agency, Freedom from Torture, the Royal Opera House, Improbable, and the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
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