CheerSing, Louise Gibbs’ community participation project, has been chosen for the Yorkshire Festival 2014. Supported by the Arts Council, Welcome to Yorkshire and Yorkshire Water, the 100-day arts and culture festival leads the run up to the Tour de France, 4-6 July 2014.
CheerSing aims to engage crowds cheering the Tour de France in Yorkshire to create big, beautiful, locally-distinctive soundscapes along the route. From March to June Louise will be running workshops for communities across Yorkshire to:
- devise ‘signature’ chants/clapping-raps/cheer-songs and actions which identify their particular part of Yorkshire
- sing and shout effectively and safely in the open air
Seven Deadly Sings – my new song cycle based on the seven deadly sins of pride, lust, gluttony, envy, sloth, anger, and greed – is now available on download and a special-edition CD recording on the 33Xtreme label (via 33Jazz.com, Amazon and iTunes). The suite’s premiere performance is 6 March at Seven Arts in Leeds.
7DS is a 50 minute jazz song cycle scored for voice and septet and a fabulous line up of musicians is involved with the project: Quentin Collins (trumpet/flugel horn); Tony Kofi (alto/baritone sax); Tim Whitehead (tenor sax/bass clarinet); Tom White (trombone); Sam Leak (piano); …Read more