About Megaphones for the Unheard

Megaphones for the Unheard

Voice vocal trio

Programme to include:
Hildegard of Bingen Responsorium: O clarissima mater 5'
Marcus Davidson
Angelica the Doorkeeper 5'
Hildegard of Bingen
Nunc gaudeant 4'
Stevie Wishart
Azeruz trium vocum 6'
Marcus Davidson O Wonder 3'
Ayanna Witter-Johnson Prayers My Grandmother Taught Me 8'

At the heart of this programme is a poem by Jasmine Ann Cooray, How a Caged Bird Sings, which pays tribute to both Hildegard and the Iranian musician, poet, and political activist Gissoo Shakeri. Around this poetic centrepiece vocal trio Voice lend their exquisite sound to an exploration of women’s voices, melding new work written specifically for Voice in response to this poem with the beautiful chant of twelfth-century Abbess St Hildegard of Bingen. This hour-long programme features repertoire by acclaimed British composers Helen Chadwick, Ayanna Witter-Johnson, Stevie Wishart, and Marcus Davidson.