We are running a series of complementary artistic activities alongside presenting the art work in the barn. On 14th July we are hosting a day of singing led by accomplished and skilled choir leaders Cheryl Camm and Kathryn Davidson. We are doing this in partnership with community choir, the Hadrian Singers who meet at Holy Cross Church in Haltwhsitle.
Starting at Gilsland Village Hall participants will start the day with a warm up, participate in learning new songs and music making and round the day off taking a 15 minute walk / short drive to Green Croft along Hadrian’s Wall National Trail, visiting the installations and enjoy tea, coffee and cake from the onsite cafe The Bait Box.
The content of the day will use the themes of the installations; seasons, harvest, circle of life and layers of time as a starting point.
Cheryl Camm composes music inspired by landscapes, historical and geographical events, phenomena, and art works. She composes music in a variety of styles, but always try to challenge the ears and musical abilities of the performers with rhythmic intricacies or melodic quirks.
Cheryl has significant experience of delivering workshops with all ages most recently creating music inspired by the art works at The Hepworth Wakefield. She also leads a number of choirs including the Bridge Singers, Felton.
Kathryn Davidson is a Northumbrian singer, whistle player, choir leader, and teacher who currently lives in Wark. Graduating from the Folk and Traditional Music Degree at Newcastle University she continued working for Sage Gateshead becoming Folk Programme Leader. She was responsible for the creative content and quality of the folk music education programme working alongside performers such as Kathryn Tickell, Ian Lowthian, Nancy Kerr, Ian Stephenson, Bella Hardy, and Sam Sweeney.
Currently freelance, Kathryn currently leads numerous community choirs in Northumberland and Newcastle including Tynedale Community Choir, Hadrian’s Singers, North Tyne Voices, Tarset Song Reivers and West End Voices arranging most of the repertoire herself.
Member of Hadrian’s Singers community choir: £5.00
Non choir members: £10.00
Max numbers: 30 people.
No singing experience needed.