Last week Greenwich became the first borough in 85 years to be
granted royal status. The borough will be host to the Queen and
Duke of Edinburgh when the work to save the world's last surviving
tea clipper is completed in April.
In celebration Greenwich Council has commissioned Trinity Laban
to create a new work for choir and orchestra composed by Errollyn
Wallen MBE, one of Trinity Laban's leading composition teachers,
for a performance during the royal visit. The new work will
feature over 300 local school children, an adult community choir
and the Trinity Laban Symphony Orchestra.
Running up to the performance, local school children from nine
Greenwich schools will be taking part in workshops with music
leaders from Trinity Laban to create music inspired by the project
and to learn and rehearse the work. Members of the adult
community choir have also been invited to contribute their
experiences and memories of living in Greenwich and these are being
worked into the text of the new work.