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We broadcast our very first LIVESTREAM of

DREAMS OF PEACE & FREEDOM

at 1.30 pm on 24th FEBRUARY 2015

from the atrium of THE MUSEUM OF LIVERPOOL, and have since livestreamed our pop-ups in Barnes, Dymock and Oxford.

 

You can listen below

Liverpool

 

24th February 2015

Our first livestream of Dreams of Peace & Freedom came from the Atrium of the Museum of Liverpool at 1.30pm. The Atrium was a very enjoyable place to play as it was open and people either sat and listened or took a moment out of their day to listen before moving on.  

 

Liverpool Choir

 

Sue Casson

Lily Blackmore

Jessica Holgate

Narrated by Robert Blackmore    

Barnes

 

20th March 2015

On this part of the tour, we commemorated the 800 years since Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Archbishop Stephen Langton rode from Runnymede, after the document was sealed, to consecrate St Mary’s Church in Barnes. We took the opportunity to livestream from the Old Sorting Office (OSO) which was an interesting venue as it was a performance as well as a pop up. People came specifically to hear the event, but we left the door open for others to enjoy as they ate lunch or drank coffee.  It was very well received by all. ‘I was blown away’ ‘I love this kind of music, and the baby loved it too!’

 

Barnes Choir

 

Sue Casson

Lily Blackmore

Jocasta Roper

Narrated by Robert Blackmore

Dymock

 

21st March 2015

 

On the next leg of our pop up tour, we travelled to Dymock to sing Dreams of Peace & Freedom to the Friends of Dymock poets. 2015 is the centenary of Rupert Brooke’s death, and he visited Dymock twice whilst his famous poem ‘The Soldier’ was first published in their magazine New Numbers. Many of the settings in Dreams of Peace & Freedom are of Brooke’s War Sonnets as Maxwell Fyfe was very inspired by them. He quoted ‘The Soldier’ at his final speech at the Nuremburg War Crimes Trials.

 

We performed in Bromsberrow Village Hall, near Ledbury, to the Friends of Dymock Poets. It wasn’t the best livestream we could create as we were deep in the countryside and the signal kept dropping out. The piano was old and not tuned as well which didn’t produce the best sound quality. However it was enjoyable to play to such a large and appreciative group of people.

 

Dymock Choir

 

Sue Casson

Lily Blackmore

Jessica Holgate

Narrated by Robert Blackmore

Oxford

 

23rd March 2015

 

We were very excited to perform in Oxford as it was where David Maxwell Fyfe went to University and he writes fond memories of it in his autobiography. We performed four times at the Oxford Literary Festival in Blackwell’s Festival Marquee. The atmosphere of the tent was very relaxed with the inside lined with books and lots of comfortable seating. The small stage provided the perfect platform for the piece as it felt very direct. The sound on the livestream is affected by the contained nature of the space.

It was appreciated by the many coffee drinkers and book browsers who thought it was

‘Superb and moving’     and   ‘Spoken from the heart’

 

Oxford Choir

 

Sue Casson

Lily Blackmore

Jessica Holgate

Jocasta Roper