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