About the project

Because I Sing
Alain Platel & The Shout
with a film by Sophie Fiennes
31 March and 1 April 2001

A one-off choral portrait of London on a massive scale, Because I Sing brought together voices raised from across the capital: an A-Z of urban choirs, sacred and secular, side-by-side in a theatrical tribute to the democracy and classlessness of singing.

In preparation composer Orlando Gough and choreographer Alain Platel excavated London's hidden choirs with Artangel and invited 16 distinctive and diverse groups - over 500 voices in all - to feature in a promenade event performed over two nights.

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