In May 2017, we followed some people who call their local amateur choirs and orchestra a place of friendship, support and respite as they rehearse for their biggest performance yet. Catherine Silman and colleagues at Cantata Music Education bring together singers and musicians to create music that enriches their soul, gives them hope and pushes them to see what can be achieved by amateurs in the area.
This is a look at what the choirs mean to their members, and a lead up to performing "Family in Song", written for the choirs based on suggestions from the people most affected by them.
Directed by David Williamson
Filmed & Produced by David Williamson & Nathan Bartindale
Edited by David Williamson
Art Direction by Nathan Bartindale
Sound Recording by Ben Sharpe
"Family in Song" written by Catherine Silman, Annie Mitchell & Pamela Jay. Copyright Cantata Music Education.
Background music by Cash (soundcloud.com/cash-official)
A Swim Co. Film (theswim.co)