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Our Future in Your Hands
15 September 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm BST£5 – £10
Anna joins the Multi-Story Orchestra and Choir for two concerts. Wityh music by the orchestra’s composer, Kate Whitley, and poet Laura Attridge, Our Future In Your Hands was inspired by the seismic global youth movement against climate change, championed by Greta Thunberg. It is an epic piece imagining the world recovering from climate change and being reborn again in the future – and an optimistic vision that we all need at the moment!
There are two choirs – one representing the voice of anger and protest, and one the voice of future optimism and change. The three soloists portray an astronaut, looking down to Earth from space and seeing the world as a whole for the first time, a man deciding whether or not to have a child, and a woman struggling to find water and survive in an apocalyptic future. Through their stories and the choir’s protest songs, the piece takes us on a journey from terror and destruction to the imagining of how the world could be if we survived and recovered.
The audience experience is exactly the same regardless of the price of your ticket (£5 or £10 plus a small booking fee) – and it’s completely up to you what ticket price you pay based on your own personal circumstances.
Soprano – Sarah-Jane Lewis
Alto – Kate Howden
Bass Baritone – Darren Jeffrey
Conductor – Christopher Stark
Our Future In Your Hands was commissioned by the Buxton International Festival, in collaboration with the Royal Over-Seas League.
This is a Genesis Kickstart Fund project, supported by the Genesis Foundation. The following funders have made this event possible:
Arts Council England
Britten Pears Foundation
John and Susan Bowers Fund
Three Monkies Trust