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‘Letters to Juliet’ by Manor music students and Britten Sinfonia
The Juliet Letters Project, devised by workshop leader Hannah Conway from Britten Sinfonia, was based on Elvis Costello's 1993 album Juliet Letters. The lyrics are imaginary letters to Juliet Capulet.
Hannah Conway and the musicians worked with a group of Year 7 students from The Manor to compose instrumental and vocal music inspired by letters and diaries, from a musical 'signature' to a poignant piece about memories and a fast-paced song listing the barrage of communications we face in modern life.
Click on the video below to see the workshop and hear the music they composed together in only 2 days:
The pupils performed their songs alongside Britten Sinfonia's Hannah Conway (workshop leader), Lea Cornthwaite (singer), Thomas Gould (violin), Judith Kelly (violin), Bridget Carey (viola) and Lucy Payne (cello).
The partnership between Cambridge University Press and Britten Sinfonia began in 2004 with a small local community project at Addenbrookes Hospital and has continued to grow, with Cambridge becoming the orchestra's first-ever International Partner in 2010.
Cambridge University Press works with many local schools and has supported The Manor in collaboration with Britten Sinfonia since 2010.
Wednesday, 11 April 2012.
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