Author- BLOUIN ARTINFO
Royal Festival Hall, London is all set to celebrate the Refugee Week 2019 by hosting “Singing Our Lives” on June 23, 2019.
The website of Refugee Week informs that the theme “You, me and those who came before,” is an invitation to explore the lives of refugees – and those who have welcomed them – throughout the generations. “People escaping war and persecution have been welcomed by communities in the UK for hundreds of years, and their stories and contributions are all around us. From the Jewish refugees of the 1930s to people fleeing Vietnam in the 1970s, Kosovans in the 1990s to those arriving today — they are part of who we all are,” states the website.
According to the Royal Festival Hall’s website, “Hundreds of singers and instrumentalists from refugee, migrant, and local UK backgrounds compose and perform new music together. An afternoon of singing includes opportunities for the audience to take part, as well as performances from choirs and groups of a huge range of music from around the world.”
Performers include Singing Our Lives Massed Ensemble featuring all five choirs alongside members of the Orchestra of Syrian Musicians; The Sing for Freedom Choir who will sing songs of peace and hope from around the world; Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus consisting of a group of 120 people who live, work, or study in Thurrock and who meet weekly to sing opera; The Mind and Soul Choir promoting mental wellbeing; The Islington Refugee Choir who will perform traditional, well-known pieces as well as original work written together at the Islington Center for Refugees and Migrants; The Orchestra of Syrian Musicians; The Mixed Up Chorus singing songs inspired by this year’s Refugee Week theme, among others.
“Singing Our Lives” will be on stage at Royal Festival Hall, London on June 23, 2019.
For more details, visit: https://www.blouinartinfo.com/galleryguide/royal-festival-hall/overview