City of Bristol Choir
Bristol Youth Choir
Richard Johnson and Sandie Middleton piano
Clifton Cathedral, Bristol
Raise a Voice Toby Young (world premiere)
A concert to coincide with the COP26 Climate Change Conference in Glasgow, featuring the world premiere of Raise a Voice – a rebellious songbook for our times. Commissioned by City of Bristol Choir, the cantata is made up of 10 songs for adult chorus and children’s choir. During Autumn 2021 this exciting and innovative new work will be adopted by schools and choirs around the UK to spread the messages about the climate emergency to singers and audiences of all ages.
City of Bristol Choir is supported by PRS Foundation’s The Open Fund for Organisations, and this concert is staged with financial assistance from the Fidelio Trust and The Paragon Music Trust, a registered music charity which administers funds left by the late Leo Reid Baker.