CAPITAL OF CULTURE: SINGOUT

Partners: Pan Merseyside Arts Officers Group

Aims: To engage the six outlying boroughs of Merseyside in the Liverpool Capital of Culture activity. Establish new network of community choirs across the region.

Project Description: This project connected people from across Merseyside to the Capital of Culture programme and to contribute to improving wellbeing across the region. New singing groups for all ages were set up around Merseyside. I commissioned BAFTA Award winning composer Bill Connor to work with the groups to create a piece of music that brought them together for a mass performance in a disused warehouse in Liverpool. A video artist was commissioned to work with participants to create visual material to accompany the performance. Footage was projected around the space creating an immersive sound and visual experience. The community choirs established are still running to date.

‘This project was a highlight of the 2008 capitol of culture programme and shows what can be achieved’ – Culture Liverpool music programmes coordinator Gordon Ross’

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