Participants from Streetwise Opera workshops in five Oxford homeless centres performed alongside New College Choir, Oxford in a new staging of Britten’s Ceremony of Carols. The project involved turning the tables on the haves and have-nots in a city whose poverty is often hidden by high art and affluence and put homeless performers centre-stage in a professional opera.
‘Astonishing and memorable… anyone expecting evensong was in for a surprise. Invisible people, seen and heard centre-stage.’
‘Enjoyable and deeply moving.’