AND IS THIS A DREAM
Norwich and Brighton | 2019
The first project to be developed with both the Norwich and Brighton choirs concurrently
It was performed at All Saints Church in Hove and at St. Mary's Works in Norwich
The two venues were quite different in nature - All Saints is a late Victorian gothic revival building that had been the parish church of Hove since 1892 and St. Mary's Works was a former shoe factory which has been empty since 1972, but is the subject of ambitious development plans.
Each of the sixteen songs depicted a dreamscape. The audience were taken on a journey through buildings that have been inhabited by others for over a century, evoking the half-lit, liminal world of dreaming. The title ‘…And is This a Dream?’ is inspired by The Birds of East London by the poet Stephen Watts, a long-term Voice Project collaborator.