ACROSS THE WORLD - a giant anthem for 400 voices Chester Amphitheatre Saturday March 3rd 2pm FREE ADMISSION

 

Written by Matt Baker and Helen Newall and led by the women's choir A Handbag of Harmonies, is Chester’s contribution to Music Nation - a spectacular weekend of music around the UK, organised by the BBC and LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games).
The anthem tells the story of a Chester giant who, like an Olympic athlete in pursuit of gold, travels the world to find her dream. Singers, dancers, children and giants from across Cheshire help the young girl inher quest for fulfilment.
The anthem lasts approximately 20 minutes and will form part of Theatre in the Quarter’s Opera of the Chester Giants at Chester Amphitheatre in June 2012.
 
The aim of Music Nation is to set the scene for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad
 
Participants:
CHOIRS:
A Handbag of Harmonies
A Handbag of Harmonies outreach choir
Cantata
Decibellas
Fireflies
Frodsham and District Choral Society
Highfield Male Voice Choir
Tattenhall Community Choir
The Chester Ladies’ Choir
The Spinney Choir
DANCERS
Homegrown Dance Theatre
GIANTS
Chester the Giant City
MUSICIANS
Chester Schools’ Concert Band
SCHOOLS
Blacon High School
Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School
Dee Point Primary School
Dodleston CE Primary School
Helsby Hillside Primary School
Highfield Community Primary School
J H Godwin Primary School
Oaklands School
St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School
Sandiway Primary School
The Arches Community Primary School
The Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School
SOLOISTS
Sarra Cooper and Robert Clack