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Celebrating the cultural landscape in song

Singers from across the District are joining together to perform a selection of brand new songs, created for the Horsham District Year of Culture 2019.

The Songscape event takes place on Sunday 20 October, at Big School at Christ’s Hospital. From at 7pm.

The Songscape project, is presented by SongBuilders and performed and written in collaboration with Age UK Horsham District, Big Notes Choir, Chichester Youth Festival Theatre Wednesdays, Little Notes Choir Salvation Army Connections, St Mary’s CE Primary School, Storrington Primary School, The Weald School and West Sussex County Youth Choir & Orchestra.

The aim of the project was to encourage participants to contribute to the creation of words and music which reflects the Horsham District and for them to be performed by a choir of all ages and backgrounds, coming together for one magical evening performance. This exciting concert will feature 150 singers from all walks of life and around 30 orchestral players from the West Sussex County Youth Orchestra.

Mark Bradbury, opera singer and organiser said: ‘Songscape has been at times challenging, frequently full of laughter and sometimes incredibly moving. The songs represented here tell stories of Sussex legends and explore the writings and local history of some of the outreaching areas in the rich Horsham District.

‘Some songs will represent a moment in time and others will lend themselves to the legacy of being performed again in the future.’

Christopher Hussey, composer and organiser, added, ‘We would like to thank the Horsham District Year of Culture for believing in this huge project, West Sussex Music for partnering with us along the way and most of all, the group leaders and individuals who have come into Songscape and said ‘yes’ to exploring the unknown.’

All tickets are for non-allocated seating and are available on Eventbrite at £8 each from Wednesday 9 October at 7pm and if still available, on the door for £10 (cash only). Advance booking advised.

The show runs through with no interval.

For more information and ticketing visit https://www.songbuilders.co.uk/songscape.

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