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World premiere of Odyssey by Jonathan Dove at Bristol Beacon

Jonathan Dove

Odyssey, commissioned by Bristol Beacon, receives it’s premiere on 28th January 2024 at the newly refurbished and renamed venue. Performed by the Bournemouth Symphony Orchestra, soprano Francesca Chiejina, tenor Thando Mjandana, the City of Bristol Choir, Bristol Youth Choir and the Bristol Windrush Reggae Choir, the performance is conducted by David Ogden.

Drawing on first-hand accounts, this dramatically engaging story in song allows the audience to see through the eyes of one refugee on a perilous journey to seek safety in another country. As vivid snapshots of a peaceful home life turn to visceral images of unrest, together we travel through strange landscapes and across borders, and discover the courage it takes to leave loved ones and take desperate risks in order to survive.

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A brilliant video showing the inside of the new hall is here.