Kokoro (BSO’s new music ensemble),
London Concert Choir, Dorset Youth Orchestra, Ealing Youth Orchestra, Drama Centre London, Twyford C of E High School Chamber Choir and choirs from Wetherby Preparatory School and Heath Mount School (BBC Songs of Praise Junior Choir of the Year 2012)
Arts University College at Bournemouth


The Chalk Legend

The Forum, Kentish Town, Saturday 14th July, 7.30pm

For tickets visit http://www.hmvtickets.com/events/6435

Stephen McNeff, Composer    Richard Williams, Director & Librettist
Mark Forkgen, Conductor
Toby Stafford-Allen, Baritone    Erica Eloff, Soprano
JaneJaney, Designer

A promise kept… and a prophecy fulfilled

There are secrets locked in the fertile landscape of Dorset. Some of these secrets are about a dark time when Viking hordes pillaged the coast, secrets only whispered in the villages or remembered by the landscape.

When one of these secrets is suddenly unearthed during preparations for 2012, a promise made over a thousand years ago is kept… and a prophecy fulfilled.

This is the story behind The Chalk Legends – the 2012 Project of Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra in partnership with Dance South West, Dorset Music Service, Panoscope & Artsreach.

The Chalk Legends project has now held four concerts; Tarrant Gunville played hosts on April 15th 2011, Corfe Castle on May 21st 2011, Bridport Arts Centre on October 8th 2011, and Litton Cheney on November 11th 2011. Click on this link to listen to 2 songs from the Litton Cheney concert (Bob The Fiddler and Welshnut Tree):

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A full CD of recordings made in Litton Cheney will be available soon

London 2012 Inspire Mark awarded to The Chalk Legends Project

The Chalk Legends project has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire Mark. The Inspire programme is entirely new, something that no previous Olympic Games or Paralympic Games has done. It has been awarded to a small number of outstanding projects and events that contribute to the Games’ lasting legacy and/or Cultural Olympiad.

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The Chalk Legends at Tarrant Gunville

Highlights of the Chalk Legends concert at Tarrant Gunville on 15th April 2011  

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