I am currently working on Michael Nyman’s new work ‘Hillsborough Memorial Symphony’ which has been commissioned by Liverpool Biennial. On Saturday 10th May recording began with the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra and Conductor Josep Vicent at The Friary, Liverpool. Liverpool Philharmonic at The Friary is a great recording and rehearsal facility which opened in 2009 and was formally St. Mary of the Angels church in Everton. Hearing the piece played there by the orchestra for the first time was incredible and I loved the session!
Two performances of the hour long symphony will take place in the wonderful setting of Liverpool Cathedral on Saturday 5th July 2014 – one performance will be for the families of the 96 supporters who died in the 1989 tragedy, along with civic representatives. The second will be a public performance in the evening.
I have the honour of singing the names of the 96.
In addition to the live performances of the Symphony, the recording will be played in the cathedral at 3.06pm on the following dates:- 9th &23rd July, 6th & 25th August, 3rd and 17th September 2014.
Photo above: Composer Michael Nyman, Kathryn and Brendan Ball (RLPO)
Photos from Brendan Ball: www.brendanball.com