Award-winning songwriter, composer and choir director Helen Yeomans is bringing her acclaimed choral theatre piece ‘One World’ to Hull as part of UK City of Culture and is looking for elite singers to join the special performances.
If you are interested in becoming part of the Hull One World Freedom Chorus, auditions are being held on 9 and 10 September, at Kardomah 94 with rehearsals commencing at the end of the month.
Helen is looking to recruit a committed and diverse choir of about 30 singers who are passionate about the themes of One World. experience in harmony and/or choir singing will be beneficial along with a desire to perform in public.
The One World show will be performed on 18 and 24 November and 2 December at Kardomah 94 and the Jubilee Church, in Hull. The production weaves together a selection of Helen’s best-loved songs with spoken word to highlight the crossroads at which humanity presently stands.
The show has been updated for the Hull performances, including brand new spoken word commissions from local poets. Helen is pulling together an elite group of mixed voice adult singers to form the new Hull One World Freedom Chorus which will perform all the music. Under Helen’s direction the chorus will underpin the production, featuring a variety of ensembles and solos. This is a unique opportunity for local singers to work with one of Britain’s top choral leaders on a ground-breaking new show.
Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism and Chair of Hull Culture & Leisure Limited, said:
“We are extremely fortunate to have secured funding to enable Helen to return to the city and work intensively with an elite group of local singers to bring One World to Hull.
“I hope people audition to take part and be part of something really special.”
Helen Yeomans, said:
“I’m really excited about this project – I’ve loved working with the people of Hull over the last few years and it’s great to be able to bring the One World show to the city in 2017.”
Anne Ridgely, Amnesty International, said: “One of the most moving musical events I’ve ever experienced.”
Helen Yeomans last worked in Hull on a fantastic project with Hull Freedom Chorus commemorating the 70th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe in the presence of the Freedom Flame. This resulted in a moving performance in Holy Trinity Church, which featured in a local TV documentary.
This rare opportunity to work with Helen Yeomans is brought to Hull with the support of Hull City Council’s Arts Development and funding from Arts Council England, as part of the Council’s Singing City initiative.
For more information on costs and to apply to be part of the Hull One World Freedom Chorus visit www.helenyeomans.co.uk/one-world-hull and to register your interest in attending an audition email Helen at firstname.lastname@example.org
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