Because I Love

Written for the Memorial for Professor Suheil Bushrui (1929-20015) at The House of Lords January 2016. Performed by Rosanna Lea (voice), Henry Bentley (violin) & Richard Leigh (Kantele). Composer – Richard Leigh Words: Amo Ergo Sum Kathleen Raine Because I love The sun pours out its rays of living gold Pours out its gold and […]

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Finality Jack….are back

 Really exciting news. The Jacks are back! Finality Jack play at Richard & Lou’s house concert March 24th and a concert and French Bal for the folk dance festival at Kinnersley Castle on May 30th 2016. We are back writing our 3rd album. Finality Jack is a trio of instrumentalists based in Northamptonshire, consisting of […]

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Cold Star Lighting

Richard Leigh’s new song cycle of settings of 3 Wilfred Owen poems – Cold Star Lighting. Premiere – November 8th, 2015, Derngate Theatre Northampton, 2pm, as part of – A Day to Remember, which commemorates the 100th anniversary of the start of the First World War and explores the legacy of the conflict on the […]

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Ravels piano

  Playing Ravels piano on a trip to his house at Monfort L’Amory, France in 2001.

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Zingaresque is 21

Zingaresque 21st birthday concert – December 5th 2015  Venue is the Tithe Barn, Wellingborough to celebrate Zingaresque at 21 years. We are hoping to invite Zingar-ex members and people associated with the group over the years to be involved. Have a listen to a recording of us and here is a picture of recent performance.   More […]

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Rivers, the full film is now on-line

Rivers, the full film of just over 1 hour, can now be viewed online at vimeo.com/82518692 Rivers is a film about music, faith and the possibility of shared religious truth. Focusing on its extraordinary concert premiere by a youth choir and a virtual choir, it portrays the diverse practices from followers of many world religions. Rivers […]

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Rivers premiere

  Rivers was premiered on 7th September, congratulations to all involved, a truly memorable occasion, we were thrilled with the performance and reception, beyond all our hopes. We are now listening back to the recordings and Lou is about to rework the film to incorporate the footage of the choir and musicians. We hope to […]

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Pipers 3

Richard’s piece – Kante-laride, commissioned for the oboe trio – Pipers 3 is to be performed as part of the Oundle International Festival in All Saints Church, Pilton on Friday 14th June at 7.30pm “Three Remarkable Oboists” – Vinko Globokar

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Guaymi Dawn Song

The Guaymi Dawn Song from Lou Armitt on Vimeo. new film of Richards The Guaymi Dawn Song commissioned by Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. Project funded by Youth Music. new video by Lou Armitt of Richards – Guaymi Dawn Song made with pupils of The Sett, Gatehouse and Delapre Annex, Northants, with two musicians […]

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RIVERS premiere

St John’s Smith Square London 7th September 2013 Northants County Youth Choir Rehearsals are about to start for Rivers A Moving Image by Lou Armitt is also under way. You too can be involved in a Virtual Choir From anywhere in the world you will be able to download the sheet music and upload you […]

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