The City Sings Carillon Recital
An invitation to join Artmusic¹s Helen Ottaway as she composes an anthem for mac to ring out across the city, played and sung by people of all ages and from all backgrounds and culminating in a processional performance leading to the new centre. The piece will gradually take shape over time, originating from and bringing together communities around Birmingham. The elements will be played, rung and sung across the city and come together in a live performance to launch the new mac building. As the new song spreads through the city¹s communities and choirs it will be accompanied by moving images – cyclists crossing the city, a bus full of children singing and skateboards, prams and wheelchairs weaving their way around the park. The City Sings will culminate in a public promenade performance in Cannon Hill Park with singers, players and the fleets of wheeled movers converging on the building to celebrate the re-launch of mac. Follow the project from carillon bells to bicycle bells, from single voice to massed choirs, and from the four corners of Birmingham to Cannon Hill Park to celebrate the reopening of mac.
Date and time
4 August 2009
This is now a past event.