Song is at the heart of Helen Chadwick's work. With teams of collaborators she creates concerts, recordings, song-theatre performances, song-story performances, community opera and site-specific choral events.
Composing credits include English Touring Opera, BBC, Royal Shakespeare Company, National Theatre, Royal Court and the British Museum. Song-theatre includes Dalston Songs (Royal Opera House), War Correspondents (Birmingham Rep) and Truth (South Bank Centre).
Site-specific choral commissions encompass The Singing Circle (Royal Opera House), Where Two Worlds Touch (Salisbury Festival) and A Body Of Song (Greenwich Festival).
Recordings include ten albums, with one track featured on Desert Island Discs. Singing credits range from Meredith Monk, Human Music and VoiceLab to Kite and on the film TROY.
As well as writing lyrics Helen has set many world poets’s work as songs, for other projects her lyrics are drawn from testimony and interviews.
Awards: President's Award from WaterAid for Sing For Water; an Honorary Fellowship from Dartington College of Arts.