Anya17 - a unique contemporary opera on sex trafficking premieres in March 2012
The Anya17 opera premieres on 7 March 2012 (at a new venue to be announced following the closure of the Contemporary Urban Centre Liverpool) with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble 10/10. A further performance will take place at the RNCM in Manchester on Friday 9 March.
Created by the team that brought you 'Eternal Voices', composed by 'British Composer Award' Winner Adam Gorb with libretto written by Ben Kaye and directed by the award winning director of 'Slave – A Question of Freedom', Caroline Clegg.
To see all the News about this extraordinary project, please visit the dedicated site www.anya17.co.uk.
The Fifth Continent's triumphant return to Romney Marsh
Paul Patterson's masterpiece 'The Fifth Continent ~ A Gift From The Sea' set to the poems of Ben Kaye returns to Romney Marsh on Saturday 9th July with a performance at St. Leonard’s Church, Hythe.
Commissioned by JAM in 2004, The Fifth Continent has since been regularly performed all over the UK to both public and critical aclaim. This 'evocative elemental battle between nature and the will of man' has also enjoyed two outings on BBC Radio 3.
The work will be perfomed as part of JAM's Choral Extravaganza, starting at
7.30pm (with a 6.45 pre-concert talk by 'The Royal Wedding Composer' Paul Mealor & Paul Patterson).
The Chapel Choir of Selwyn College, Cambridge
Stephen Disley (organ)
Andrew Radley (countertenor)
Nicholas Cleobury (conductor)
For full details and tickets please call 0800 988 7984 or visit JAM.
Anya17 to recieve Liverpool premiere
Following their lauded collaboration ‘Eternal Voices’, the critically-acclaimed Composer Adam Gorb and Librettist Ben Kaye have teamed up once more to write an Opera.
‘Anya17’ relates an original, compelling story of an eastern-European ingénue who leaves her homeland for a new life in the West. Dark undercurrents are soon evident as her decision to forge a new future casts her into a relentless whirlpool of trauma, emotional disintegration and death.
Whilst further details of the storyline are currently under wraps, Anya17 is scheduled to be premiered by the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra Ensemble 10/10 on March 7th 2012.
Eternal Voices sells out Exeter Cathedral
‘Eternal Voices’ premiered at Exeter Cathedral on Nov 20th 2010 to a capacity crowd and raised over £25,000 for injured service personnel and bereaved families.
Eternal Voices was performed by Mezzo Alison Kettlewell, Chorister Guy Fenton, the Exeter Festival Chorus and The Band of Her Majesty's Royal Marines Lympstone. The piece was narrated by Sir Trevor McDonald.
Ben Kaye, the work's Librettist commented that "It was a fantastic evening and I particularly valued the time I was able to spend with the bereaved families. The Libretto was the culmination of six months' research and writing so it was fantastic to hear the piece finally burst into life. I know that it was an emotional performance for Adam Gorb too, with a standing ovation forming the perfect finale."