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The Thanet Big Sing choir was invited to perform on the Mandela Stage at London Southbank’s Annual Chorus Festival , July 2018
On 29th April, 2018, The Thanet Big Sing Community Choir, accompanied by members of the Canterbury Christ Church University Wind Ensemble, with Vikki Hall, performed the World premiere of ‘On the Tram to the Nayland Rock’ composed and conducted by Music Director, Tony Castro.
Commissioned by The Thanet Big Sing Community Choir, resident choir at Turner Contemporary, the work formed part of Turner Contemporary’s well-reviewed exhibition, Journeys with the Waste Land, which was based on many elements of T.S. Eliot’s seminal work, The Waste Land, part of which was written in the Nayland Rock shelter, Margate in 1921. ‘On the Tram to Nayland Rock’ is an imagined soundscape of a tram ride from T.S. Eliot’s hotel in Cliftonville to the shelter at Nayland Rock: it paints an aural picture of the sound world Eliot might have experienced, remembered or imagined on his journey.