Janet’s new commission for NYCGB and O Duo, setting a text by John Taylor, was sung in the final concert at their Training Choir’s residential course at Giggleswick School in Yorkshire. Written for double SATB and percussion duo, the piece considers the extraordinary range of the human mind; from astrophysics to sublime poetry and music, the mind encompasses it all.
Course director Greg Beardsell said afterwards:
The singers’ positive response to ‘Imagine It’ was testament to its brilliance as a choral work for this group – challenging, colourful, imaginative! It was wonderful too, to work with O uo, an outstanding pair of musicians.
Imagine It! is the chosen piece for summer’s new NYCGB YouTube video. Professional filmmakers Webb Street Studios worked with the choir and O Duo to create a dramatic production which will be released on NYCGB’s YouTube channel shortly.