Written by Matt Baker and Helen Newall and led by the women's choir A Handbag of Harmonies, is Chester’s contribution to Music Nation - a spectacular weekend of music around the UK, organised by the BBC and LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games). The anthem tells the story of a Chester giant who, like an Olympic athlete in pursuit of gold, travels the world to find her dream. Singers, dancers, children and giants from across Cheshire help the young girl inher quest for fulfilment. The anthem lasts approximately 20 minutes and will form part of Theatre in the Quarter’s Opera of the Chester Giants at Chester Amphitheatre in June 2012.
The aim of Music Nation is to set the scene for the London 2012 Festival, the finale of the Cultural Olympiad
Participants: CHOIRS: A Handbag of Harmonies A Handbag of Harmonies outreach choir Cantata Decibellas Fireflies Frodsham and District Choral Society Highfield Male Voice Choir Tattenhall Community Choir The Chester Ladies’ Choir The Spinney Choir DANCERS Homegrown Dance Theatre GIANTS Chester the Giant City MUSICIANS Chester Schools’ Concert Band SCHOOLS Blacon High School Chester Blue Coat CE Primary School Dee Point Primary School Dodleston CE Primary School Helsby Hillside Primary School Highfield Community Primary School J H Godwin Primary School Oaklands School St Theresa’s Catholic Primary School Sandiway Primary School The Arches Community Primary School The Bishops’ Blue Coat CE High School SOLOISTS Sarra Cooper and Robert Clack