Tessa Armstrong is Founder and Artistic Director of Voices For Life – an organisation setting out to inspire children to be happy through music.
She has asked me to make you all aware of concerts – involving 200 children singing together – coming to Bath Abbey on June 16th and 17th.
“We have these concerts fast approaching which features the world premiere of the song ‘We are every child’ – commissioned to mark the Queen’s Jubilee – and with lyrics by the award-winning children’s author Jamila Gavin and music by musical director and composer Francis Faux.
It conveys a strong message of staying united whilst overcoming adversity. The song was kindly sponsored by the Fairfield Charitable Trust and recorded at Peter Gabriel’s Real World Studios in April.
The concerts are also a culmination of a 3-month wellbeing, confidence, and singing project called Stardust. We have been delivering weekly workshops in 6 primary schools and the children will be performing the 45 min work which takes the audience on a journey through space, joining 6six characters and overcoming challenges on each planet they visit.
The performances will be accompanied by the Bristol Ensemble, narrated by Bath pantomine’s Jon Monie and directed by Francis Faux.
The concert also features the first-ever Voices for Life Bath Choir which has started rehearsing regularly to give the opportunity to children who want to keep singing beyond our projects.”
Listen to We are Every Child here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p87Cnz2OEdA