Love The Earth – featuring Imogen Heap
Friday 3rd December 2010, 7:30pm
St Anne’s Church, Three Colt Street, Limehouse, London E14 7HP
Grammy award-winning singer songwriter Imogen Heap will make a guest appearance at Docklands Sinfonia next concert on Friday December 3rd.
The world-famous artist will conduct the orchestra for the second performance of a groundbreaking new film project called ‘Love The Earth’ (lovetheearthfilm.org). The orchestra was honoured to have been involved in the Love The Earth world premiere at Imogen’s sell-out Royal Albert Hall concert on Friday 5th November. The performance, which was met with a standing ovation from the audience, was also streamed live over the internet in high definition to over 480,000 people worldwide.
Love The Earth is a concept film from Imogen Heap and Thomas Ermacora which involves the crowd-sourcing of video footage to create a nature film. The film will be screened at the concert while Docklands Sinfonia perform the score live under Imogen’s baton.
Spencer Down, Docklands Sinfonia’s founder and musical director, said: “We are honoured and excited that such a phenomenal artist is performing with the orchestra.
“Love The Earth is a breathtaking film. It is a testament to Imogen’s immense talent that she wrote her stunning orchestral score in under three months while performing a world tour.”
Imogen added: “'I adore the Docklands Sinfonia! I'd never conducted in my life and it was a dream come true to conduct my first orchestral piece at the Royal Albert Hall. I was grinning from ear to ear.
“The orchestra will be fond in my heart forever. I am so looking forward to doing it all again at their concert on December 3rd."
Imogen is an innovative and eclectic British musician. Her latest album Ellipse earned her a Grammy (Best Engineered Album) and Ivor Novello award. Her graceful tunes such as her signature track "Hide & Seek" populate movies and TV shows from The O.C. to the Chronicles of Narnia. She is also well-known for her use of the web and social networking to communicate with her loyal fan base.
Docklands Sinfonia, which was only formed in January last year, has already achieved stunning success with a BBC1 performance and a number of sell-out concerts with major classical artists. In June 2010, Docklands Sinfonia was rated as one of London’s top five non-professional orchestras by the respected industry magazine ‘Classical Music’.
Tickets are selling fast for the concert, which takes place at the Hawksmoor-designed St Anne’s church in Limehouse and starts at 7:30pm. The orchestra will also be performing Sibelius Symphony No.2 with conductor Spencer Down.
Tickets, costing £15, can be booked directly from the orchestra’s website at www.docklandssinfonia.co.uk or from the Docklands Sinfonia box office on 07827 568992 or firstname.lastname@example.org.