The Sense of Sound Singers and Liverpool String Quartet collaboration is about to get underway and the Liverpool Echo have featured it in their week ahead commentary. Read the article on the echo website HERE or see below.
Collaboration for Christmas
Sense of Sound is collaborating with the Liverpool String Quartet for two Christmas concerts.
And in the first, at the Bluecoat this Wednesday, they will be joined by Sense of Sound’s Up For the Arts Community Choir as well.
A second event takes place over the water in Bebington at the weekend, with the programme including Corelli’s Christmas Concerto, and sing-along carols.
“It’s a really exciting Christmas collaboration between the two critically-acclaimed ensembles,” says city singer/songwriter Matt Lammin. “It will include traditional carols, original pieces and arrangements of pieces including The Snowman by Howard Blake.
“This collaboration is a first for both Bluecoat-based groups and it promises to be a wonderful concert.”
Sense of Sound Singers is a national collective of vocalists whose mission is to push the boundaries of what can be expected from choirs and a cappella singing.
The exploration of styles and diverse musical genres has seen them collaborating with many established international artists, including Damon Albarn – who is also a patron, Yoko Ono, Boy George, Noah and the Whale, Paloma Faith, Martha Wainwright and Imogen Heap.
Meanwhile, the group founded the Up For the Arts Community Choir in September as a direct result of a legacy project called Breathe, in partnership with Merseyside Dance Initiative, Liverpool Primary Care Trust and Radio Merseyside. Auditions for new members take place in January.
Finally, the Liverpool String Quartet is the resident string quartet at The Bluecoat, thanks to the support of the violin maker Michael Phoenix. It gives recitals, very often around Europe and especially Spain.
Sense of Sound, the Liverpool String Quartet and Up For The Arts Community Choir are at the Bluecoat on Wednesday at 8pm. Tickets on 0151-702 5324. The Mayer Hall, Bebington, concert is on December 22, at 2.30pm. Tickets on 07969 475673.More +