Sunday 2nd November 2014

Mass choir set for Heart of Glass event

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Silent Night / ‘And, on that note’ takes place on Wednesday, December 10th with an evening of musical reflection that features performances by a massed choir of local schools and community groups and bands.

More than 30 community groups and schools are already involved in the event and it’s hoped a crowd of over 1,500 will support the performers.

Patrick Fox, Director of Heart of Glass, said: “The Heart of Glass programme is beginning to take shape and this event will be first of many engaging and unique events. The performers are really excited about Silent Night and we are hoping to attract a good crowd to Langtree Park. We’ve been overwhelmed with the response from schools, churches and community groups wanting to be involved and it should be a fantastic night for St Helens. We hope you can join us”

Tickets are on sale now at Langtree Park stadium ticket office and online at www.saintssuperstore.com they are priced at £3 per person.

Visual Artist Rhona Byrne will also create a visual intervention on the night working with local artist Michelle Wren and a cast of volunteers. Rhona explained: “I don’t want to give too much away, but the visual element will combine sculpture and performance with the choir and there will be some audience participation.”

“The team will be producing a temporary visual intervention as part of the event I hope to explore human relations, gathering behaviour and the sensations and tensions between isolation, connection and unity.”

Rhona makes sculptural objects and spatial environments combining sculpture, performance and processes of participation that explore a negotiation of object, place and social practice.

Recent exhibitions and projects, include; Verksmi∂jan, Hjalteyri, Iceland; Norfolk and Norwich Arts Festival, Uk; Open Studio, Bolthole, Tate Modern and Tate Britain; Gracelands at EVA, Limerick; Mattress Factory, Pittsburgh and Whitebox, New York.

Doors open for the event at 5.45pm with the performance starting at 6.30pm.