A celebration of some forgotten Herts and Cambs locals.

Cracked Voices

Ordinary People -  Extraordinary Lives

This 'incredible project' (Cambridge105) gives voice to forgotten characters from the borderlands of Hertfordshire and Cambridgeshire.

From Servandus waiting on his lost Celtic goddess at Ashwell, to the POWs celebrating Hitler's birthday on Therfield Heath. From James Lucas's confrontation with Charles Dickens near Hitchin to Joyce Hatto's scandalous recordings.

Cracked Voices - the new song cycle from composer Jenni Pinnock and writer Graham Palmer. Performers Miles Horner - Baritone Donna Lennard - Soprano Sue Pettitt - Clarinet Ralph Woodward - Piano Composer Jenni Pinnock’s predominantly tonal music is 'tantalizingly beautiful in smoothness and soul’ (Cloud and Owl).

It features a tangle of quirky time signatures and memorable lines, focusing heavily on nature, science and the world around us. Headlining the event will be the premiere of Meridian School's 'Cracked Objects', a song cycle created by students based on objects on display at Royston Museum. Cracked Voices is supported by the Arts Council of England and the PRS Foundation.

Proceeds to be shared between Royston Methodist Church and the MindED Trust.


Royston Methodist Church Church

Queens Road