30 Choir members, 9 Song writers, 9 Illustrators and 1 Lone Morris come together to launch The Bedford Song Book at the Harpur Suite, 29th November 2015, a celebration of exceptional local talent. Local musicians and artists have created their piece de resistance, a brilliant collaboration of musical composition and illustration, the limited edition The Bedford Song Book. With only 100 copies produced, this remarkable collection of 9 songs will be launched in melodic style this November. The book launch concert will take place at Bedford’s Harpur Suite starting at 6.30pm on Sunday 29th of November. This creative showcase will have the book’s songwriters performing unique versions of each other’s songs with the Bedford Arts Choir performing choral versions of the Song Book arranged by Roger Illingworth. The event will also be a chance to see the elusive ‘Lone Morris’ in an exclusive guest performance. This glorious hand bound book will be on display for all guests to admire. Illustration by The Circus of Illustration, including artists such as David Litchfield, Assim Heetun and Scarlett Tierney, the book will be available to purchase at the event. Both the illustrators and musicians are excited about the book and the event, illustrator Kristina Bullen said “Using music as a stimulus was a really exciting way of working and the end result is beautiful” and musicians Jack Sharp and Simon Gutteridge, who each wrote songs for the book added “The book and concert are fantastically inclusive…It’s such a great legacy”.
https://www.facebook.com/events/409788949080203/ Come to a spectacular one off performance of Johnny Parry's newly commissioned work Concerto Magnificent: An Anthology of All Things sung by our newly formed choir! This summer Bedford Creative Arts commissioned Bedford based composer Johnny Parry to write a new suite of songs, an ambitious ‘anthology of all things'. Bringing together a big-hearted army of people to develop a cycle of songs, written and performed in collaboration with you. Tickets cost £5 and can be bought from; The Corn Exchange(www.bedfordcornexchange.co.uk, contact the box office on 01234269519). The events page at Bedford Creative Arts (www.bedfordcreativearts.org.uk.) Luscious Juice Bar, 4 Lime Street, Bedford (available fromAugust 28th).
Songs & Whispers - Festival On Tour
Label: "SONGS & WHISPERS"
Bio: The starting point for the JP trio/band/chamberorchestra was in Toronto. Johnny wandered the streets and clubs of the city until he found a collection of fine underground musicians to perform on the record. Upon returning to the UK he joined up with Ben Milway (Drums) and Dave Lynch (Bass) to re...See Full Bio