19:00-20:05 Friday 2nd September 2022

The Cockpit

 

Music: Michael Betteridge

Words: Rebecca Hurst

 

More than 2000 ships have foundered and sunk on the Goodwin Sands, a perilous sandbar that lies six miles of the Kent coast. Voices of the Sands is a dramatic cantata for three voices and harp. Performers invoke the sandbar and the stories of those who have travelled and died there across the centuries, as well as the voices of seals and birds for whom it’s a place of refuge. Drawing on sea shanties, folktales, and found text, Voices of the Sands is as multitudinous and shifting as the sandbar itself, providing an acoustic anthology of this haunting place.

 

Age Rating: All ages, but mostly adults

Content Advisory: to see content advisories for Tête à Tête: The Opera Festival 2022 shows, click here.

 

In a festival of new work, please note that shows can often overrun.

 

Produced by Michael Betteridge and Rebecca Hurst

 

‘Voices of the Sands’ is kindly supported by Arts Council England, PRS Foundation’s Open Fund for Individuals, The Marchus Trust, and the RVW Trust.

 

Venue: The Cockpit, Gateforth Street, London NW8 8EH.

 

 

 

 

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Music: Michael Betteridge

Writer: Rebecca Hurst

Director: Lucy Bradley

Assistant Musical Director: Dan Chappell
Assistant Director: Emma Docherty

Singers: Sarah Parkin, Sarah Dacey and Suzie Purkiss

Harp: Esther Swift

Video: Chuck Blue Lowry

Music: Michael Betteridge

Writer: Rebecca Hurst

Director: Lucy Bradley

Assistant Musical Director: Dan Chappell
Assistant Director: Emma Docherty

Singers: Sarah Parkin, Sarah Dacey and Suzie Purkiss

Harp: Esther Swift

Video: Chuck Blue Lowry