The Summer Festival of Song reaches a crescendo with this afternoon community event which will include the world premiere of Churchill Music!'s innovative new commission - a thirty minute song cycle by inspired by the values of the Olympic and Paralympic games, performed by Exultate Singers with amateur community, secondary and primary school choirs.
The work has been commissioned from BBC Young Composer of the Year 2003, Thomas Hewitt-Jones whose deft musical witticism and quirky turns of phrase make him the perfect partner to poet and broadcaster, Matt Harvey, who has written the lyrics. Matt's poetry takes familiar concepts and turns them on their head to make you look at them in a fresh and often witty way. Matt was Poet Laureate for the Wimbledon Tennis Championships 2010 and is a popular poet on BBC Radio 4's Saturday Live.
This work will appeal to all those who admire innovation, humour, great human values and outstanding talent within their community and beyond. Celebrate the run up to the Olympic and Paralympic games here in North Somerset and set the tempo for the exciting weeks ahead.
It is anticipated that the work will be recorded and published so that other choirs all over the country will be inspired to take up the challenge and set their local community's feet tapping!
"Churchill Music's proposed new work, inspired by the Olympic ideals, is another fantastic example of the tremendous work they do in bringing different groups together through their concerts and performances.” John Penrose MP Minister for Tourism and Heritage.
All Saints' Church, All Saints' Road, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2NL
£7.50, under 18s £5
Tickets available by telephone from Ursula Dornton on 01934 852919 or on the door