Wednesday, 6 June 2007

Singing River

Following yesterday's post, here is more (official) information about the event (although we are not officially doing the Saturday gig. It looks like individuals will be invited to come along if they want):

Six London Choirs perform on a converted barge as it sails from Tower Bridge up the Thames to the Royal Festival Hall, culminating in a grand choral piece composed by Orlando Gough (The Shout) and performed together with a 150 strong choir from Southbank Centre’s Voicelab led by Mary King and Matthew Morley.

Choirs: British Gospel Arts, Velvet Fist, London Bulgarian Choir, London Gay Men’s Chorus, Raise the Roof, Maspindzeli, Voicelab Surge.

Soloists: The Shout - Melanie Pappenheim, Carol Grimes, Manickam Yogeswaran and Jeremy Birchall; Megaphonistas: Philip Canner, Matt Broadbent, Luke Bateman, Mark Wright, Ayozi, Ciara Burrows, Tom Giles, Eliza Wren-Payne.

This Southbank Centre commission of Singing River is based upon an original commission by Marie Zimmermann for Theatre Der Welt.
Direction and Choreography : Tom Ryser

Many thanks to:
Bob Anderson and crew, London Fire Brigade; Christopher Mendoza and Geoff Buckby Port of London Authority; James Gilbert, London River Services; Tower Life Boats - Royal National Lifeboat Institute; Michael Barnett and Bryan Hopkins, Maritime and Coastguard Agency; Paul Wilson, City Cruises; Tom Naughton, British Waterways.

Friday 8th & Saturday 9th - 10pm
(start time from Tower Bridge 9.20pm)

You can view pictures of the rehearsals here.

Originally published on 31 May

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