EX CATHEDRA | WATCH - When a Child is a Witness
WATCH - When a Child is a Witness

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WATCH - When a Child is a Witness

EX CATHEDRA Choir & Academy of Vocal Music
Jeffrey Skidmore
 conductor
Rebecca Ledgard conductor

Gabriella Liandu mezzo soprano
Lucy Russell
violin
Kadialy Kouyate
West African kora
Luis Prendi
North Albanian Bilbil
Rupert Jeffcoat
organ
James Keefe
piano
Ravensdale Primary School
Carriers of Hope
Sharing Cultures & Inini Initiative (supported by Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre and Belgrade Theatre)
European Youth Music Refugee Choir
Yathreb Ramadhan poet

This powerful, emotional piece by Liz Dilnot Johnson brings different communities and artforms together - within the framework of a Requiem - in response to the human tragedy of war and displacement, and celebrates the offer of refuge and hope.

This performance, recorded live on Sat 26 February 2022 at Coventry Cathedral – next to the bombed ruins of the old building – was a particularly poignant moment during Coventry's City of Culture year.

Read more about the project and the participating groups on Liz Dilnot Johnson's blog:
- Safe space to create
- Trusting the process
- Building a community
- When eyes brighten

Watch the trailer

Thank you

With our thanks to all the partners and supporters of this project, including:

- Arts Council England
- April Trust
- Coventry Cathedral
- Coventry City of Culture