The Howard Opera Centre is not just home to Opera North, it belongs to the many people in schools and communities across the North with whom we make music.
It is a place created for everyone to sing, play, learn, participate and collaborate. We wanted the voice of those people to run through the fabric of the building, so to mark its opening in 2021, we worked with school children, community groups and members of the public to write songs inspired by the theme of home. Led by professional musicians and composers, people came together to share ideas about what home meant to them.
The ten original songs created now come together in an interactive musical trail around the Howard Opera Centre. Below you can find out more and listen to the tracks crafted from the ideas of over 400 people during 2021.