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‘One World’ takes centre stage - 09/11/17
Award-winning songwriter, composer and choir director Helen Yeomans is bringing her critically acclaimed choral theatre piece ‘One World’ to Hull.

Ticketed performances take place on Saturday 18 and Friday 24 November and Saturday 2 December at Kardomah94 and the Jubilee Church, in Hull.

The production weaves together a selection of Helen’s best-loved songs with specifically commissioned spoken word and poetry to highlight the crossroads at which humanity presently stands. The show tracks human history, including industrialization, colonialism, the war machine and threats to our natural world.

The inspiring show has been updated for the Hull performances, including brand new spoken word commissions from local poets and a local rap artist. An elite group of local singers form the new Hull One World Freedom Chorus will perform the music.

Under Helen’s direction the chorus underpin the production, featuring a variety of ensembles, solos and special guests including percussionist Gary Hammond, rap artist Paul Clark and the City of Hull Youth Choir.
These rare performances have been made possible with the support of Hull City Council’s Arts Development and funding from Arts Council England, as part of the council’s Singing City initiative. The Singing City initiative is the Council’s development strategy for group singing in Hull. It aims to get more people singing and to build audiences for singing performances. Singing City also aims to raise the artistic aspiration of a broad range of existing singers, boost singing participation in Hull by offering new opportunities and attract new audiences to hear high quality and inspiring vocal music in a range of fresh and exciting styles.

Councillor Terry Geraghty, Hull City Council Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Tourism and Chair of Hull Culture & Leisure Limited, said: “This is a unique opportunity for audiences to see the result of elite local singers work with one of Britain’s top choral leaders on a ground-breaking new show.

“We are always excited to bring unique shows to Hull offering new experiences and opportunities comprising of music, poetry and spoken work highlighting many important subjects that play a major part in our world today.”

Helen Yeomans, said: "It's great to be able to return to Hull which this original show, a piece I'm tremendously proud of.

"The singers of the Hull One World Freedom Chorus have done a fantastic job putting music together. Along with the original and specially commissioned spoken word this show is going to be the best yet - powerful, unique and very moving."

Tickets for matinee and evening performances cost £8/£6 and are available via www.hull2017.co.uk or www.hullboxoffice.com or call 01482 221 113.




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