Bedell Cristin Creative Arts Programme announces the Original Works Concert

12 Aug 2013

An event like no other is currently being produced that will feature original music of all genres mixed with live choreography, film and design. Inspired by movements all around the world where artists collaborate to create an immersive experience for their audience, mixing live music with performance and moving image, the Original Works Concert is taking place at 8pm on Saturday 7th September at the Jersey Opera House.  

The Original Works Concert is the culminating element of the Bedell Cristin Creative Arts Programme; a yearlong project that has seen the selection and development of local composers and songwriters offering them the opportunity to collaborate with choreographers, dancers, designers and multimedia artists to develop original work, under the guidance of industry professionals.  

The Concert will be compered by celebrated composer Gerard Le Feuvre and will feature the selected artists of the Programme along with some special guest performances. The evening will be an eclectic and diverse mix of art forms: contemporary to classical; abstract to conventional, catering for all tastes.

Jersey Arts Trust Project Manager, Russell Abraham, said:  

Having seen first hand the level of skill and dedication which our participants have put into producing new works for this concert, I believe it will be a truly memorable occasion for all involved, and a unique opportunity for the Jersey public to see such a variety of genuinely local work spanning diverse genres of music, dance and film. What makes this Programme particularly special is that we are not only featuring the work of very able artists in their own right, but showcasing the transformational power of what happens when people combine their skills and work together. I can promise it will be a fantastic occasion and I wholeheartedly encourage people to come and see what Jersey can produce!

About the Programme - so far  

The Bedell Cristin Creative Arts Programme, supported by Bedell Cristin and the One Foundation, was launched by the Jersey Arts Trust last September. The aim was to discover exciting new artistic talent in Jersey. The Programme’s first focus was on music-making which involved workshops for local musicians and a session with the children at the Brighter Futures centre.  After dozens of local musicians submitted original work the final selection was made and five musicians have been nurtured throughout the year by industry professionals including Sid Peacock, Joe Cutler, Gerard Le Feuvre and Charles Mauleverer.

In recent months the Programme has diversified by offering choreography workshops from Replica Dance Company, and selecting a small number of talented local dancers and filmmakers to collaborate on work, which will enhance the overall effect of the music being performed. The emphasis on sharing of ideas and collaborating across artistic disciplines is what marks the Bedell Cristin Creative Arts Programme as a truly unique venture in the local community.

Tickets are £12 for adults and £8 concessions and can be purchased from the Jersey Opera House Box Office on 511115 or via their website.