News

THE KEEP CONNECTED CHOIR

With the unwelcome outbreak of Covid-19 has come the very welcome and heartening outbreak of online singing. Set up in March 2020, to help us stay connected during the time when we can’t meet and sing together in person, this is a warm, welcoming group, with members of the North Watford Community Choir and SOAS Choir that Judith led for many years, and a growing number of friends from far and near. You’re so welcome to join us, and geography is of course no object! All are welcome, so please do feel warmly invited to join us. Please just drop a line to get login details.

SONGLEADING AND PERFORMING

August 2019: Leading singing at the 10th World Assembly of Religions for Peace. An interfaith gathering of 1000 faith leaders. The singing is near the session starts – and please watch on to some of the amazing work done at the conference!
Plenary 1: Peace Be With You, J. Silver
Plenary 2: Live in Peace, H. Yeomans
Plenary 3: Walking on Sacred Ground, Nickomo

September 2019: Singing with Tom Morley, Joanna Foster, Ali Orbaum and Barbara Gelhorn at Sing for Water at The Scoop, London
Gaia: J. Foster
Price Tag: Jessie J, Dr. Luke, Claude Kelly and B.o.B
Imela: Fabulous African song, getting the audience to sing…

COMPOSING NEWS

Gesher was selected for inclusion in a concert by the Zamir Choir on 22nd March 2020 at the Lincoln Centre in New York. Though this was cancelled, the Choir have learned it and it’s only a matter of time til it gets shared… Can’t wait!

In December 2019 I received my first ever musical commission: to create a setting of Eshet Hayil for the Kolot HaLev (Voices of the Heart) Choir in Maryland, USA. The piece is finished and the Choir are learning it online, for future performance as soon as possible.

During lockdown, like many of my dear friends and colleagues, I’ve been learning about some of the options for recording songs, and made this version of my new setting of the words from the end of Adon Olam: B’Yado/Into Your Hand.

WRITING

I’m writing a performance piece with song and movement. It’s about my Mum’s life incorporating her acting, motherhood, dementia and death and weaving in some of the stories, ideas and the circles of support we experienced. So excited to be collaborating with some wonderful, creative colleagues to bring it into the world…