About the project
During the first week of August 2021, members of the Opera North Youth Chorus were the first to enter the brand new Bramall Education Studio for a week long summer project. For the first time in over a year, young singers aged 14-19 sang together again as a chorus. They explored the myth of ‘Theseus and the Minotaur’, devised new music, learned new repertoire, wrote and performed scenes, designed sets and plasticine characters for a stop motion film.
A fantastic artistic team was there to guide young people throughout their journey:
James Batty – Composer
Katie Harriman – Film Maker
Gemma Woffinden – Director
Marie Claire Breen – Vocal Coach
Elizabeth Jones – Accompanist
Nicholas Shaw – Youth Chorus Master
Ariadne: A Digital Story was produced by Marie Lemaire.
‘”It’s been really nice to just be able to sing as a massive choir again.” – Gala (18)
” I really loved having this week to look forward to in the summer. Working with people I wouldn’t normally work with and trying out new things.” – Samuel (16)