Taking part in ‘London Sprechchor’ by Philip Venables
The first talking choir in London by composer Philip Venables
February got me involved in a new exciting creation of the first “speaking choir” in London, by composer Philip Venables.
Philip Venables re-created an old idea from the socialist activist movements in Germany in the 40’s, bringing it to today’s London, commenting on actual politics.
Texts, melodies and scores were all work in progress, and were tested with us until our performance in St. Luke’s Cathedral (which was also recorded).