Baritone Roderick Williams, pianist Christopher Glynn, the Brodsky Quartet and Genesis Sixteen join Streetwise Opera in this short film which was premiered on Wednesday night at the Rydale Festival.
Streetwise Opera is an award-winning performing arts charity for people affected by homelessness. Ordinarily, it runs a programme of free singing and creative workshops delivered weekly in homeless centres and arts venues in five regions across England. They have performed many times at events for the Passage in Victoria and at a special annual service for homeless people who have died, at St Martin in the Fields in Trafalgar Square.
Streetwise Opera is also a critically-acclaimed opera company that empowers the people who take part in its workshops to create and perform in extraordinary new productions working alongside exceptional professional artists.
During lockdown, Streetwise Opera has continued to work with those affected by homelessness, delivering a rich weekly programme of online singing and creative workshops, offering support to individuals by phone and post to combat social isolation, and running new design and creative writing projects involving those living in hostels. Streetwise participants include people from all walks of life, from those in temporary accommodation to those who are further ahead in their recovery from homelessness.
See The Linden Tree here: www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQNmOeQMS8o
Find out more about Streetwise Opera at: www.streetwiseopera.org
Rydale Festival - https://ryedalefestival.com
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