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Review

Edward Seckerson Review of the London production of Love Story

Where do I begin? It’s an in-joke that composer Howard Goodall could hardly pass by – quoting that song in his and Stephen Clark’s musical adaptation of the much-loved novel and film LOVE STORY. But it’s the moment he chooses that raises wry smiles from us all. It’s Jenny Cavilleri’s much-anticipated Bach recital and there

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Articles

THE BEATITUDES

[An article by Howard about writing the music for the first Enchanted Voices CD] There are eight so-called ‘Beatitudes’ in St Matthew’s telling of Jesus of Nazareth’s sermon on the mount, the English word ‘beatitude’ coming from the Latin word ‘beati’ meaning blessed, as it appeared in the medieval Bible. As told by Matthew, they

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Interviews

Interview with Rowan Pierce for the November 2009 Music for Youth Schools' Prom programme

RP – You have had a really varied and successful career as a musician, composer and broadcaster and seem to have been able to bridge the gap between classical and popular music with ease. Do you think your ability to adapt and embrace a wide range of musical styles has had a significant impact on

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The Hired Man

Review

Reviews of The Hired Man

This page contains reviews of many of the productions of The Hired Man:

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Articles

Planting the seeds of song

There is an ethnic group of tribes who live on the Hunan-Guizhou-Guangxi region borders in China called the Dong. They are many fascinating aspects of their culture, like the fact that their indigenous language was only written down for the first time in 1949 after the Maoist Revolution, or that they have constructed huge ‘drum

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Press links, Review

Links to Press reviews of Love Story in Chichester

Below is a list of the press reviews for Love Story in Chichester 2010.  Click to open each review in a new tab: Sunday Express London Evening Standard The Stage Daily Mail What’s on Stage The Public British Theatre Guide The Latest The Observer Daily Telegraph The Independent The Argus  

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Articles

Howard Goodall on Enchanted Carols

I am sure I am not alone in thinking of the twenty or so best-known Christmas carols as the perfect embodiment of the spirit and message of the festival, more so than all the other trappings of the season, adorable as they are – the trees, the baubles, the reindeer and that off-duty fireman/Rotary Club

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Articles

Scoring the dance of death

You would expect to see a requiem performed by a choir and orchestra. But a dance company? Howard Goodall explains how Eternal Light took flight.

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Howard speaking at Music Learning Live 2008

Speeches

National Singing Ambassador's Keynote Speech, 31 Jan 2008

[NB Howard doesn’t write his speeches down, nor does he deliver them from a prepared script or even notes, he has a very conversational & informal way of speaking in public, so this has been put together from a sound recording of (nearly) all the talk. So if it doesn’t read like Dickens, that’s why!]

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Interviews

Interview with Kathryn Knight

How would you describe Howard Goodall? ‘Composer of TV theme tunes to Vicar of Dibley/Blackadder/Red Dwarf’; ‘choral composer’; ‘Channel 4 presenter and writer of various music series ( How music works/Big bangs );’ ‘BBC TV presenter for Choir of the Year;’ ‘Compere of the School Proms’…the list goes on! His energy, passion and commitment to

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