Eric Sweeney & Edward Denniston

2018

For the first time, WHAT brought together two art forms under its Artist in Residence programme, with Composer Eric Sweeney and Poet Edward Denniston.  The aim of this exciting new approach was for both artists, working together, to collaborate with patients at UHW, and to create new work – including a new choral work – inspired by these experiences.  The resulting choral piece Hospital Voices was premiered at the UHW Chapel on Thursday 6 December 2018.  It was performed by Madrigallery Chamber Choir, under their director Dr Kevin O’Carroll, and accompanied by pianist Siobhan Keappock.

Read more about Eric and Edward’s residency announcement here
And click below to read their own reports and reflections on the residency:
Edward Denniston report & reflection
Eric Sweeney report & reflection