Anthem for Kent: the day the Cecilian Choir went to Heart Radio

What an afternoon.

The rising tide of excitement surrounding the ‘Anthem for Kent,’ created by HeartKent Radio by presenters James and Becky (see previous post), and turned into a full mixed-choir arrangement by Your Loyal Correspondent, finally peaked when members of the Cecilian Choir went out to the radio station yesterday  in order to record the piece.

P1000747 webLike something out of the Italian Job, a fleet of cars left the University campus and trekked deep into the darkest recesses of the north Kent coast, to arrive at the radio station where the excitement was palpable: we were really here! Ushered into the atrium, we met the presenters and production team, before recording the anthem; soprano Charlotte Webb and tenor Joe Prescott were also interviewed about their experience learning the piece.

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The Cecilian Choir with presenters James and Becky (centre)
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Joe and Charlotte in interview

WP_20160225_022 web P1000735 web P1000736 web P1000751 webA terrific experience for all the students and staff involved, and a chance to see into the life of the radio station where all the magic happens. Thanks to James, Becky, Producer Matt and the rest of the team for making us welcome;  tune in to Heart Breakfast tomorrow (Thursday) morning between 8 – 8.30am to hear the final result…

Photos: ©  Heart Kent Radio / University Music Department

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