Your Story, Your Voice, Your Stage – Second Movement with Tourettes Action

CALL FOR SINGERS for the community chorus for a new One Act Digital Opera by composer Michael Betteridge and collaborators from Second Movement and Tourettes Actions’s Your Story, Your Voice, Your Stage project.

The chorus is open to everyone in the TS community, allies, friends, family and more and all voices

No previous experience is needed and everyone can take part from home.

About the opera:

The opera is digital – instead of being performed to a live theatre audience the music and singing is being recorded to create a digital soundtrack, and a film is being made to accompany it. The finished digital opera will be shown online and at Tourettes Action events in the summer.

About the chorus:

Chorus members will rehearse and record their parts at home and each part will be incorporated into the soundtrack by a sound engineer. There are video rehearsals and tracks to practice along to and guidance and support for recording using easy techniques and equipment from the home. There are four songs for the chorus and members can record one, some or all.

Register by Tuesday 9th March

Final recording submissions by Friday 19th March

To register your interest or for any queries please contact

Abigail Toland, producer Second Movement

abigail@secondmovement.org.uk

Your Story, Your Voice, Your Stage is a collaboration between opera company Second Movement and Tourettes Action. The project began in the Summer of 2020 and has brought together a group of 15 adults with Tourette Syndrome and composer Michael Betteridge to co-create a new, digital opera about Tourette Syndrome, inspired by the stories and experiences of the group members.

Your Story, Your Voice, Your Stage is supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.