We have received a message from a member of the London Symphony Chorus
I am hearing impaired and a member of the London Symphony Chorus, one of the UK’s leading choirs and partner of the London Symphony Orchestra.
We recently released a performance of a new work we commissioned and recorded during lockdown, Never To Forget¸ which is a visual and acoustic memorial dedicated to UK healthcare workers who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic. The project has gained quite a bit of media coverage including this report on BBC News which gives a really good summary of how the project came into being and how important it has been to the families of those who have tragically lost their lives: https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/av/entertainment-arts-53221101/coronavirus-choir-song-honours-health-and-care-workers-who-have-died
When the work was released Paul Whittaker OBE reached out to us and offered to produce a BSL version – we’re mindful that some of the grieving families may be part of the hearing impaired community and that BSL can offer an extra sensory dimension for those unable to hear and experience the music: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scLv980yCbo&feature=youtu.be As I am also hearing impaired I thought this would be a great idea.
We were wondering if your organisation might be able to help us share this BSL version of the work with your followers on social media? Almost 9,000 people of viewed the original version in just over a week, and we think it would be really great if as many folks as possible in the hearing impaired community have been made aware of the work too.