Other Voices

The ENO Other Voices project was a six-month programme of work with the local community in Brixton, developed in response to director Peter Sellars’s residency at ENO and the themes and ideas of the two productions he directed.

The Other Voices programme kicked off with a large scale singing project, developed in response to Peter Sellars’s new production of the John Adams opera The Gospel According to the Other Mary.

Members of the ENO Community Choir, the B.I.G. Choir, Streetwise Opera London Explore group and Corpus Christi Catholic Primary School Year 5 & 6 Choir worked on repertoire inspired by two productions throughout autumn 2014, and came together to share and exchange their songs.

Joined by young professional singers from Opera Works, the project culminated in a pop up public performance in Windrush Square, as dusk fell on a late November afternoon.

Here’s what happened when 270 people of all ages from across London, came together in the heart of Brixton in a celebration of the human voice:

The second part of the Other Voices project was a youth project that responded to Peter Sellars’s production of Purcell’s The Indian Queen.

The Other Voices project was generously supported by The Woodward Charitable Trust, Shaftesbury PLC and Sue Sheridan OBE.