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Le grand Inconnu, a large-scale choral symphony by James MacMillan was performed by the work’s dedicatees Harry Christophers and The Sixteen, alongside members of Genesis Sixteen, and the Scottish Chamber Orchestra at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall on Saturday 17 August as part of the Edinburgh International Festival.

In March 2019, LAMDA hosted a ‘Meet Your Mentor’ evening, marking the first event of the 2019-20 Genesis LAMDA Network mentoring programme. The event saw this year’s mentors meet their mentees for the first time as they prepare to provide peer-to-peer support for graduating students. Read more about the Meet Your…

Inspired by the Royal Academy of Arts’ exhibition:  Bill Viola/Michelangelo: Life, Death, Rebirth On 27 February 2019, Eamonn Dougan and The Sixteen performed a concert entitled ‘Miserere’, inspired by the Bill Viola / Michelangelo exhibition, in the Benjamin West Lecture Theatre at the Royal Academy. The programme coupled music from the Sistine…

The Sixteen presented its annual Sounds Sublime Festival on Saturday 14 July, showcasing the cream of the UK’s young choral talent at St Clement Danes Church on The Strand. The festival included a lunchtime recital by the 2017-18 Genesis Sixteen cohort, which was the culmination of the programme, as well as an afternoon community come…

In Spring 2018, LAMDA hosted a ‘Meet Your Mentor’ event for students in the Genesis LAMDA Network mentoring programme. Genesis LAMDA Network is a mentoring programme for actors, stage managers and technicians, which pairs a final year student on LAMDA’s BA (Hons) Professional Acting, Foundation Degree Professional Acting and Production…

In May 2018, the Genesis Foundation continued its commission and mentoring programme featuring a landmark faith text or artifact with the world premiere of four new commissions by Sir James MacMilllan and emerging composers Phillip Cooke, Marco Galvani and Joseph Phibbs. The commissions were all based on texts from the…

On 22 April 2018, audiences around the world watched the performance of James MacMillan’s Stabat mater from the Sistine Chapel. Available for one month on Classic FM’s website, the concert was a rare honour, bestowed on the Genesis Foundation, as few performances are given in the Sistine Chapel and even fewer are…

Continuing its programme of commissioning sacred music, the Genesis Foundation premiered its latest work by Stephen Hough at the British Museum on Tuesday 13 March 2018 in a concert celebrating the exhibition Living with gods: people, places and worlds beyond. Hallowed was the focal point of a concert designed to complement the…

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