BETWEEN TWO RIVERS
This choral piece was composed through an intergenerational song writing project with The Hadrian Singers Choir and the Year 4 class of Haltwhistle Community Campus.
The group worked collaboratively to write their own pieces, reflecting on the unique history and beauty of the area of Northumberland to inform and inspire the lyrical content of the songs.
This choral piece was composed for Newcastle City Council's Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration, to be sung as part of Paddy Campbell's play One Small Case, and also by several community and school choirs. The song was inspired by the incredible story of the Kindertransport, a rescue mission set up just before to outbreak of the second World War to get children at risk out of Nazi-occupied areas.
THE RIVER KEEPER
The River Keeper was commissioned by Streetwise Opera, a charity that uses music and performance to support people affected by homelessness. This piece was the first of the company's mini opera season, a new project that incorporated the company members' stories and experiences into the production.
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See a video about the making of The River Keeper here