2016 – Carl Davis’s opera ‘Last Train to Tomorrow’ in Chichester Cathedral

Carl Davis himself conducted a 23 strong university student orchestra and 13 strong University student symphonic choir.

On 27th January 2016, working with Professor Pamela Howard, Chichester Cathedral Chancellor Anthony Cane, and the Chichester University Music Department, CMHMD organised a performance of Carl Davis’s opera ‘Last Train tomorrow’s in Chichester Cathedral.

In addition to the collaboration with the University, we also worked with Chichester Festival Youth Theatre with 10 of their actors taking leading roles in the production together with the school choir of Central Church of EnglandJunior School.

This provided the opportunity for not only University students to work alongsideCarl Davis, but teenagers from Chichester Festival Youth Theatre and children aged 9-10 from Central Church of England Junior School.

The performance was an enormous success with an audience of over 700.

In collaboration with Chichester Cathedral and in aid of Save The Children, this performance marked a significant shift in CMHMD’s approach to raising awareness of The Holocaust by engaging, through the Arts, not only a much wider and diverse audience but also by working together with The University, CFYT and local school children.

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