Illustration by Sophie Charalambous

Meadowsong

A song cycle for 2000 young singers and instrumentalists

  • Haringey Schools Music Festival at Royal Albert Hall & Finsbury Park, summer 2018.
  • Waltham Forest Schools Singing Festival, summer 2019.
  • Meadowsong RSPB Wild Challenge project, north London – summer 2019.

This song cycle is a musical journey through the fascinating habitat of a wildflower meadow – from the deep, dark, secrets of the soil to the vibrant colours, sounds and scents of a meadow buzzing with creatures. It is a celebration of the power of the earth to sustain our wildlife, of habitats that give life to so many organisms, and of the interconnectedness of all living things.

The piece, commissioned by Haringey, was performed by a massed choir from 52 primary and secondary schools alongside borough instrumental ensembles at Royal Albert Hall and Finsbury Park in summer, 2018.

Meadowsong RSPB Wild Challenge

The next phase of the project will take Meadowsong into schools across north London. Alongside the music and dance elements of the project, children will participate in RSPB Wild Challenge activities, connecting to nature in their local outdoor spaces.

“Thank you once again for your fantastic composition. It made such a wonderful impression, worked so beautifully and inspired so many people”.

Peter Desmond

Head of Music, Haringey

“Your songs Kate are absolutely amazing and the children were so enthused and inspired by singing them. I do hope we get to work together again soon.”

Toby Davies

Music Teacher, Bounds Green Primary

 “It was an amazing night. Well done to you! The choir loved every minute. We would love to work with you again soon!” 

Clare Danso

Head of Music, Woodside High Secondary School

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