The score of Under an English Heaven was later extended and developed into Dreams of Peace & Freedom which was premiered the following August at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
To launch The Kilmuir Papers website on International Human Rights Day 2013, the songs from Under an English Heaven,
the score for Tom Blackmore's film of the same name were performed interspersed with readings chosen from the personal papers of David Maxwell Fyfe. The setting was St Matthew's Church, Westminster, just around the corner from North Court, where Maxwell Fyfe lived with his family, and not far from Church House, scene of the London Conference, and during the Trials, the despatch point for his wife Sylvia to send letters and parcels to reach him in Nuremberg.
The songs were sung by a specially assembled Freedom Choir of girl choristers from
Southwark Cathedral Girls Choir by kind permission of Stephen Disley
and Maxwell Fyfe's words read by his great grandson Robert Blackmore.
Church House, scene of the London Conference
St Matthew's Church Westminster
Click here to visit the Kilmuir Papers website and discover more about David Maxwell Fyfe
JUBILEE ROOM - PALACE OF WESTMINSTER
Conceived & directed by Tom Blackmore
English Cabaret were delighted to be invited by Dominic Grieve to perform Dreams of Peace & Freedom at
The Palace of Westminster in front of an invited audience. At this time of uncertainty for the future of the
European Convention on Human Rights, all there agreed that this is a history that should be widely told to contribute to the ongoing discussions about Britain's relationship with Europe post Brexit.
L to R Lily Blackmore, Jessica Holgate, Tom Blackmore, Dominic Grieve, Robert Blackmore, Sue Casson
'A wonderful and meaningful performance'
'Superb' Dominic Grieve
Written, Presented and Edited by
Robert Blackmore and Lily Blackmore
Freedom Choir from L to R
Lily, Gabriella, Eleanor, Alex, Jane, Alice and Caroline.