Beowulf Diary, 30 October 2017, Final post, future thoughts

It is with sadness that I came to the end of the Beowulf project. As a musician, it is always such a privilege to be part of the creation of something new, and to nurture it as it begins its fragile journey into the world.

To spend a week in the company of such incredible professional musicians and almost 1000 young people from different AC Academy projects, building and rebuilding the performances on each of the four days, was a tremendous privilege and one I will never forget. 

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Beowulf Diary, 9 October 2017, First Rehearsal with the Chorus & Elin Manahan Thomas

We are all very excited at the Armonico Consort’s headquarters today as our artistic director, Christopher Monks leads the first rehearsal with the pro singers and the soloists, soprano Elin Manahan Thomas, harpist Catrin Finch, composer Toby Young on keyboards and Harry Potter actor Mark Williams in the title role.

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