This term I have had the joy of working with about 140 primary school children on Cheryl Frances-Hoad’s Even You Song – a contemporary secular reimagining of the service of Evensong.
Even You Song is a work by librettist Lucy Sheerman and visual artist Bettina Furnee inspired by space travel the moon, and combines interviews, poetry and projections, set to music by Cheryl Frances-Hoad.
The piece is written for an adult choir and children’s chorus, and I’ve had the joy of working with children from three Cambridgeshire schools to learn the children’s choir sections.
We gave performances in All Saints & St Andrews Kingston, Trinity College Cambridge, alongside Cambridge Chorale and Owain Park, and a further London performance in St James’s Piccadilly, alongside the London Oriana Choir and Dominic Ellis-Peckham.
As part of the project, I led students from two schools through an Arts Award Discover programme, identifying art in our daily lives and interviewing the two artists behind the piece.
Children also had the chance to tour Trinity College – read more about the event here.