Tomorrow evening at Richmond Castle REFRAIN, a brand new work by award-winning artist, composer and choir leader Verity Standen, opens offering a weekend of reflection on the 16 conscientious objectors detained there 100 years ago.
Local male untrained singers have come together over the last month to rehearse and join Verity and a professional ensemble in exploring their voices and the issues around conscientious objection.
A doctor, scrap metal merchant, a Methodist minister, students, asylum seekers, people who have experienced homelessness, and a Green Party candidate who hasn’t sung for 50 years are among the singers taking part in Refrain.
The effect will be an immersive choral experience creating a live sound installation around Richmond Castle which audiences walk through catching different voices and sounds as they roam the ruins.
Full press release here.