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 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
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