Upcoming concerts and events
Virtual choir opportunity: join Anne-Marie Sanderson’s virtual choir for Finding Our Way, a set of 4 songs which will be featured in physical and online exhibitions in the run-up to COP26. Click here for details (soprano, alto and tenor singers needed). Tracks need to be sent by 9th August.
Already Gone – acclaimed vocal ensemble Echo present a stunning programme of old and new music about nature and the climate emergency. From Benjamin Britten’s beautiful setting of Five Flower Songs to ANOHNI’s call to arms, the programme takes listeners on a journey that both celebrates nature’s abundance and warns of future scarcity.
21 July: Kings Place, London
31 July: Stoller Hall, Manchester
6 August: MAC, Birmingham
Recordings to enjoy
In October 2020, the British Music Collection ran Climate. Sound. Change, which saw composers responding creatively to what is unequivocally the most urgent and far-reaching issue of our time. Listen to the winning works, including Jessica Slowen’s song “Greatest Mistake” for 2-3 part choir.
Ice Is Melting – a song by Hannah Paloma for #turnupthevolume week