A Choral Forest

A Choral Forest

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Derby Cathedral

18-19 Iron Gate



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Come and enjoy the powerful music of UHDB's Wellbeing choir and Derby Cathedral choir in a performance that celebrates the NHS.

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This Autumn, come and visit ‘A Choral Forest’, a concert of music at Derby Cathedral to reflect on the past two years of the pandemic and to celebrate the power of music and art to heal. The concert will take place amidst an exhibition of beautiful hand drawn tree sculptures in a brand-new art installation by E J Lance. The work was inspired by poetry and pictures shared by our NHS staff during the pandemic. Each of the five trees in the forest stands over 2 metres tall and is hand crafted to reflect each of our five hospital sites. The whole 'forest' of trees will be on display in the Cathedral from 1 August.

This performance offers a chance to reflect on our experiences of the past 2 years, to be grateful to our amazing NHS staff from the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton, to pay tribute to those loved ones we have lost, and to look forward to the future. It represents a moment to pause and reflect, to be thankful and to take time to recover and heal.

The concerts feature our staff wellbeing choir in their first ever public performance, singing alongside Derby Cathedral choir.

The choir will be singing music created by Air Arts in response to the pandemic, including the charity single ‘A Grateful Heart’ and brand-new piece ‘The Longest Winter’ as well as other music chosen to reflect on our experiences. The performance will also feature staff reading their own poetry written during the pandemic.

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