Saturday, June 13, 2020

Camberwell Choiroke - The Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune

Mendelssohn wrote the melody 'Camberwell Green' for his piano pieces Songs Without Words when staying with friends in Camberwell. The piece became 'Mendelssohn Rag', also known as 'That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune'.

Commissioned for the 2020 Camberwell Arts Festival I have created an animation to celebrate the Camberwell Music Hall connection. This is set to a 4-part choral arrangement written by local composer Jordan Theis, which fits the 1910 Collins and Harlan recording of the song. We invited singers from Camberwell and beyond to create a virtual choir for this animation.

The singalong event and premier of this animation will be taking place at the opening of Camberwell Arts Week on Saturday 13th June

Here is the link to join the Zoom singalong


Meeting ID: 574 137 6960


Here is a lyrics video I made of the 1910 recording by Collins and Harlan to get the idea of the tune and to practice singing along:





Monday, June 01, 2020

Mendelssohn Rag - Camberwell Arts Week Singalong



Felix Mendelssohn wrote the melody 'Camberwell Green' for his piano pieces Songs Without Words when staying with friends in Camberwell. The piece became 'Mendelssohn Rag', also known as 'That Mesmerizing Mendelssohn Tune'.

Commissioned for the 2020 Camberwell Arts Festival I am creating an animation to celebrate the Camberwell Music Hall connection. This will be set to a 4-part choral arrangement written by local composer Jordan Theis, which fits the 1910 Collins and Harlan recording of the song

We are inviting singers from Camberwell and beyond to crate a virtual choir for this animation. Whether you sing in a choir, in the shower, or haven't sung for years, we'd love to have a wide variety of voices to represent Camberwell and beyond.

Here is a lyrics video I made of the 1910 recording by Collins and Harlan to get the idea of the tune and to practice singing along:

To record a part:

Choose whether yo sing Soprano, Alto, Tenor or Bass.

Download the score and audio files - https://tinyurl.com/y7ttpsoz

Listen to the guide vocals. There is a separate file where Jordan sings each part separately

If you prefer to sing to a track without vocals, find the midi part in the 'recording parts' sections

Please listen to the backing track in your headphones and sing along, recording your voice only

You can use a phone, computer or microphone to record - it doesn't need to be brilliant quality, only clear.

Submit the recording to jordantheis@googlemail.com by Sunday 7th June

Don't worry if your attempt isn't 100% accurate - we'll be able to iron out many things in the editing process. The most important thing is to Jon in, have fun and enjoy the final result when it comes out during the festival.

The singing style should be light and articulate and text clearly. Think Cole Porter/Noel Coward!

If you have any questions, please get in touch at the above email.

The singalong event will be taking place at the opening of Camberwell Arts Week on Saturday 13th June

Friday, March 06, 2020

Picture Palace

Sarah Doyle, Viy, 2020, Gouache on paper, 18x25.5cm

I am showing a painting at Transition Gallery's final show at their current location. All the artists in the show were invited to create small works on paper inspired by cinema. My painting in the show is inspired by the Russian horror folktale film 'Viy' from 1967


Over 100 artists make work inspired by film



Transition Gallery

110a Lauriston Rd, E9 7HA London
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8 March – 5 April 2020
Opening event: Saturday 7 March 6.30-8.30pm


Opening hours: Friday-Sunday 12-6pm


Works on paper about film by 100+ artists 


Including:

Michael Ajerman, Susan Aldworth, Carolina Ambida, Bridgette Ashton, Kim Baker, Oliver Bancroft & James Connelly, Mike Bartlett, Olly Beck, Julie Bennett, Sara Berman, Gina Birch, Andrew Bracey, Rose Bradshaw, Alice Browne, Jo Bruton, Kirsty Buchanan, Ruth Calland, Jennifer Campbell, Augustine Carr, Jacob Cartwright, Melanie Carvalho, Giovanna Maria Casetta, Ruby Cedar, Jackie Chettur, Jake Clark, Julie Cockburn, Paul Cole, Rosemary Cronin, Gordon Dalton, Horst Diekgerdes, David Dipre, Karen Douglas, Freya Douglas-Morris, Sarah Doyle, Annabel Dover, Tamara Dubnyckyj, Lucy Evetts, Luci Eyers, Grant Foster, Nina Mae Fowler, Archie Franks, Patrick Galway, Rebecca Gould, Damian Griffiths, Julia Hamilton, Susie Hamilton, Kirsty Harris, Stephen Harwood, Georgia Hayes, Roger Healey-Dilkes, Russell Herron, Carol Ho, Paul Housley, Marc Hulson, Tom Hunter, Henry Hussey, Timothy Hyman, Sam Jackson, Martina Jenne, Nick Jordan, Tash Kahn, Calum F Kerr, Paul Kindersley, Sharon Kivland, Lady Lucy, Peter Lamb, Laura Lancaster, Adam Latham, Debbie Lawson, Delaine Le Bas, Sharon Leahy-Clark, Simon Leahy-Clark, Mindy Lee, Robert Leech, Iwan Lewis, Hayley Lock, Cathy Lomax, Miranda Lopatkin, Fiona Lumbers, Gary McDonald, Stuart McKenzie, Jeff McMillan, Enzo Marra, Alex Michon, Eleanor Moreton, Nicholas Middleton, Tabitha Moses, Kate Murdoch, Paul Murphy, Louis Newby, Gary O’Connor, House of O’Dwyer, Marcus Oakley, Nina Ogden, Kim L Pace, Joanna Pawlowska, Alex Pearl, Lisa Penny, Paige Perkins, Cathie Pilkington, Vera Portatadino, Narbi Price, Harry Pye, Beth Emily Richards, Neal Rock, Melanie Rose, Mark Scott-Wood, Alli Sharma, Charlotte Squire, Keara Stewart, Heidi Stokes, Ilona Szalay, Kathleen Thompson, Mimei Thompson, Sadie Tierney, Joel Tomlin, Katherine Tulloh, Toby Upson, Jacqueline Utley, Jessica Voorsanger, Tom Walker, David Webb, Isaac Willis, Fionn Wilson, Joe Woodhouse, Isabel Young

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Mind Your Head #4: Wild to be Born!



I hope that you can come along to Mind Your Head #4: Wild to be Born! Art Cabaret in Nunhead

I will be presenting a reborn star of the music hall who will perform a singalong with her audience in the newly born year of 2020. Songs which linger in your subconscious will be reborn on this night in Nunhead!







Mind Your Head #4: Wild to be Born!

Art Cabaret - Birth, Rebirth and Wild Things!

Friday 24 January 2020 7pm-11pm - £5 Entry on the Door

The Golden Anchor
16 Evelina Road
Nunhead
London SE15 2DX

Live Performances by

Nnja Riot - Wild Experimental Improvisation
https://www.facebook.com/ListenLisse/
(Lisa McKendrick)

Megan Cherie Owens - Cabaret Legend

Sarah Doyle - Music Hall Rebirth

Monika Tobel - Prehensile Pow-wow

Sarah Sparkes & Ian Thompson

Paola De Ramos - Praying Mantis

Art Auction with Sprucie, artworks by Julia Maddison and the performers

Your comperes for the night Spruce Monkscyth (Calum F Kerr) and Mi-lie-dee Caroline (Caroline Gregory)

The bar is set high but the ceiling is low - Mind You Head!

Due to steps to the basement Mind Your Head at the Golden Heart is not a fully accessible event