BLOOMSBURY SONGS – PART OF BLOOMSBURY FESTIVAL 2017
18 – 20 OCTOBER, FREE
Local choirs of different ages and backgrounds perform five newly commissioned works in this dynamic pop-up song cycle. Each sings about their experience of Bloomsbury life, from a child’s delight in the right to play (A Song for Coram’s Fields) to the elders foxtrotting through someone else’s busy day (We Are Here). Supported by four local musicians, the choirs give voice to Bloomsbury Songs of independence, invisibility, resilience and revelry.
The fifth song, Sing Out! unites these community choirs in the sheer joy of singing.
From acclaimed creative team, composer Michael Henry and theatre-maker Emma Bernard. Bloomsbury Songs is part of an evolving Bloomsbury Festival songbook, celebrating our diverse London community.
Including: Argyle School Choir, Great Ormond St Hospital Staff and Parents Choir, Kings Place Community Choir, Mary Ward Chorus, and Westminster Kingsway College.
Supported by Arts Council England, Mishcon de Reya and King’s Cross.
Wednesday 18 October,
4.30pm & 6pm
Pancras Square, King’s Cross, 4.30pm & 6pm
A special preview edition in neighbouring King’s Cross
Thursday 19 October,
Coram’s Fields, 4.30pm & 6.30pm
Two full performances of the song cycle
Friday 20 October
Sing Out Store Street!
Watch out for special film screenings of A Song for Coram’s Fields, the first of five Bloomsbury Songs starring the choirs of St Joseph’s and St Alban’s Primary Schools.
Saturday 21 October, 11am – 5pm
Being Independent Hub,
University College London
Sunday 22 October, 11am – 4pm
Bloomsbury Family Day,
William Goodenough House
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