LG’s CheerSing for Yorkshire Festival 2014

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
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Seven Deadly Sings – LG’s latest CD now out!

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); …

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