Exciting times for Songs of Separation, as we embark on a collaboration with the Cairn Chorus, a fantastic community choir based in Dumfriesshire, on May 21st. The choir are working on four arrangements, and will join us on stage to raise the roof, with songs such as The Unst Boat song, performed here by Songs of Separation.
Why Are We Doing This?
It’s really important to us to share the experience of music making, and to use these songs to create connection with audiences and with music makers, both those who work in music professionally, and those who make music for enjoyment (and the many other benefits!).
The Cairn Chorus embrace the the ‘natural voice’ ethos, which recognises everyone’s ability to sing and enjoy making music, “ … celebrating the voice you were born with, rather than trying to train it to an ideal of perfection. It’s about building accepting, non-judgmental communities that sing together. It’s about welcoming all voices into a group and working from there to make a group sound…” We love this approach to music making and we hope that both performers and audience members will have an unforgettable experience!
When and Where
The concert is on Saturday 21st May 2016, and is part of the Dumfries and Galloway Festival of Arts. You can book tickets and find out more here.
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How Are We Doing This?
We have been supported by a forward-thinking group of funders who work together under the banner of ‘Beyond Borders’. This funding enables us to take the music created by Songs of Separation across borders within the UK, performing in Scotland, England and Wales, working with professional and amateur musicians. Find out more about the PRS-supported work, which includes three very special concerts, here.