Paul is the second piece of opera in a series about voice loss and identity. The Making Of – short documentary The Performance It was written after many hours of interviews and collaborative conversation with Paul Jameson who was diagnosed with motor neurone disease in 2017. The piece invites audiences to understand what ‘voice’ means […]
An half hour opera performed by 1800 young people, premiered at the Royal Albert Hall in March 2019 The piece was devised in collaboration with young people from Syria, Bangladesh, the UK and Uganda. The music was devised with young people from the UK, Kampala and Damascus, so the material is in a mixture […]
Commissioned to create a family concert for the BBC Singers incorporating a wide variety of known repertoire. Commissioned to compose new music for the BBC Singers, audience participation songs (taught on the spot within the concert), dramatic choral links and a stand alone new vocal work, Tyger Tyger.
Commissioned by the the Academy of Ancient Music as a response to Handel’s Messiah for the Barbican, London. Short documentary about the piece and project. A full recording of the piece can be found below. Five star Guardian review: https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/dec/21/academy-ancient-music-messiah-review-egarr-barbican-london-handel-aaa-choir Review in Opera Today: http://www.operatoday.com/content/2017/12/messiah_who_the.php Five star review in BackTrack: https://bachtrack.com/review-handel-messiah-egarr-academy-ancient-music-barbican-december-2017 Transforming […]
Towards Another World was commissioned in 2017 by ENO Baylis as a new work involving a large community chorus to be performed as a promenade opera at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. Created in response to Verdi’s opera Aida , composer Hannah Conway and writer Peter Cant interwove extracts from the opera with new […]
This English National Opera youth project brought over 60 young people aged 13-18 from across London together with a group of professional artists. They collaborated over 6 intensive days to create a new piece of music theatre in response to the story and themes in Verdi’s opera Aida. The performance group worked with […]
We Are The Light Premiere: May 4, 2017 – Aa Kerk, Groningen, The Netherlands Commissioned by the Prins Claus Conservatorium, Groningen Composed by the students of Zernike College, Prins Claus Conservatorium in Groningen in collaboration with Hannah Conway. Programme notes: Three weeks ago, forty students from Zernike College, five students and four professors […]
The Marigold That Goes To Bed With The Sun English National Opera Youth Company Challenged to create a piece in response to Ryan Wigglesworth’s new opera The Winter’s Tale! Working with 60 young people and a team of professional artists over a series of introductory workshops in schools and youth organisations, and three intensive […]