Sunday 15 October, 19.00 at St Martin's Church
The Whispering Dome
A large-scale multi-media event featuring a varied range of traditional and early music from Europe, Morocco and West Africa tracing routes followed by migrating birds.
A large-scale multi-media event featuring a varied range of traditional and early music from Europe, Morocco and West Africa tracing routes followed by migrating birds. Includes the world premiere of a new commission by Jeremy Avis.
Lindsey James soprano
Sophie Timms mezzo-soprano
James Rhodes tenor
Alex Pratley bass-baritone
BREMF Consort of Voices
Deborah Roberts director
BREMF Community Choir
Andrew Robinson director
Children from Elm Grove and Westdene Primary Schools led by Rebecca Askew
Sound, lighting and projections by Pitch Black mobile stage
As a hint of some of the musical delights to experience on this annual migration:
we follow our birds out of Sussex with music from the medieval Lewes Breviary;
across France with Clément Janequin’s wonderfully quirky Le chant des oiseaux;
through Spain and Portugal with the extraordinary Lamentations by João Lourenço Rebelo;
across the sea to Morocco for fabulous traditional songs about birds;
and finally to The Gambia and the stunning music for voice and kora belonging to the ancient Griot tradition.
There will also be the voices of children and attractive new music by Jeremy Avis, with the whole journey accompanied by film tracing the migration route. Definitely a show for the whole family!Download Programme