Concerts, events, and recordings

Upcoming concerts and events

Making Music Climate Change Network: summer meetup – 10am, 15th July, free, in partnership with ABCD (Association of British Choral Directors). Speakers: Jamie Saye, founder of SAIL (Sustainable Arts in Leeds), and Tom Newall, conductor of Our Future in Your Hands – see below!

Our Future In Your Hands – an oratorio commissioned by Buxton International Festival, music by Kate Whitley, words by Laura Attridge. Over the last twenty years the global scientific community has been raising the alarm about climate change. Government action has been stuck in red tape and endless debate. The process of change has stalled. This inaction was too much for young people who have decided to go on a strike to protest the lack of action in the face of climate change. Our Future In Your Hands uses the oratorio to give voice to the hopes and fears of the young people who will one day inherit our world. 10th and 17th July, 6pm, St John’s Church, Buxton, Derbyshire. Book tickets here.

If you have upcoming concerts or events that you’d like to be featured on the site, please email chris@hutchingsmusic.co.uk .

Recordings to enjoy

‘What A Game To Play’ by Colin Macpherson – for guitar and multi-tracked vocals. If you have a choir who enjoy learning by ear they would probably find it easy to pick up the parts and perform this.

The LSO Discovery Junior Choir perform ‘One Earth’ by Cheryl Frances Hoad & Di Sherlock.

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

Let Them Not Say, virtual choir recording – more details on our free music page

Send Lazarus, virtual choir recording – more details on our free music page