Thanet Big Sing choir to perform world premiere at Turner Contemporary

Thanet Big Sing Choir Photograph George Sanders

The Thanet Big Sing Choir, accompanied by members of the Canterbury Christ Church University Wind Ensemble, with Vikki Hall, will perform a world premiere this month (April).

They will stage of On the Tram to the Nayland Rock, composed and conducted by music director Tony Castro at Turner Contemporary on April 29.

Commissioned by The Thanet Big Sing Choir, resident choir at the Margate gallery, the work forms part of Turner Contemporary’s exhibition, Journeys with the Waste Land, which draws on many elements of T.S. Eliot’s seminal work The Waste Land.

The Nayland Rock shelter where TS Eliot wrote part of The Waste Land Photo TDC

Part of the landmark poem was written in the Nayland Rock shelter, Margate in 1921. On the Tram to Nayland Rock is an imagined soundscape of a tram ride from T.S. Eliot’s hotel in Cliftonville to the shelter at Nayland Rock. It imagines what Eliot might have experienced, remembered or imagined on his journey.

Performances are on Sunday, April 29 at noon and 2pm in the Foyle Room, Turner Contemporary.

Free admission and unallocated seating:-

For more information email  [email protected] or call Gilly Vass, 07810 372505