Strike A Light presents: 'The World Awakens' - Multi-Story Orchestra event

'The World Awakens' - Multi-Story Orchestra event

Thursday 29 October 10.00am to 5.00pm

Free – as part of a GAIA visit, spaces must be booked

The Multi-Story Orchestra (MSO) are famous around the world for performing beautiful, classical music…in high rise car parks around the UK. The World Awakens is a ‘virtual performance’ of a brand new piece of music that MSO have made with pupils from schools in Gloucester. It’s a digital orchestra – with each instrument and voice recorded separately, in people’s homes and schools, during isolation – and now all the parts are being combined together for the big finale.

Making the piece has involved The Multi-Story Orchestra, three opera soloists and a virtual choir formed of hundreds of young people and community groups from Gloucester and Southwark.

Join us on 29 October 2020 to hear the whole performance, and to watch a digital animation set to its soundtrack by Mary Martins.

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Composer - Kate Whitley
Text - Laura Attridge
Animation - Mary Martins
Sound Engineer - Steve Pycroft
Soloists: Kate Royal - soprano, Sarah-Jane Lewis - soprano, Matthew Rose - bass

Participating Schools:
Highnam C of E Primary Academy, Gloucester
Newent Community School, Gloucester
St Peter’s High School, Gloucester
Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park
John Donne Primary School, Peckham
Kender Primary School Lewisham
Peckham Academy of Music
Peckham Free School
St Thomas’ the Apostle School, Peckham

Commissioned by Buxton International Festival and The Royal Over-Seas League

Funded by Arts Council England, Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation, The Hilden Charitable Fund, and John and Susan Bowers Fund




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