Let The People Sing with Richard Navarro

Let The People Sing with Richard Navarro

Fancy singing on the main stage this year?
Follow the ‘Sign Up & Join The Choir here!’ link in the links panel.

On Monday afternoon, Richard Navarro will be entrusting his extraordinary songs to Greenbelt festival-goers and celebrating the Common Good through the biggest choir Greenbelt has ever seen – and you can be a part of it.

Multi-instrumentalist Richard Navarro and his co-musician Nicholas Thurston are returning to Greenbelt following last year’s jaw-dropping audio-visual show on the Playhouse Stage, and this time they’re upsizing with help from the biggest, brightest and beautiful voices around (that’s you!).

With the help of the Greenbelt team, the duo are forming a huge choir to perform alongside them during their main stage set on the Monday.

There will be two rehearsals on site during the weekend, and the parts are arranged for a full 4-part choir, meaning that all ages, and all types of voices can get involved. The band will guide you through the parts in rehearsals and provide lyrics sheets or written scores, so, whether you’re a seasoned soprano, a bathroom-only bass or new to singing in a group, you can get stuck straight into the singing.

The new set of songs – entitled ‘Firewatching’ – tell the story of some intriguing characters from the history of the musicians’ hometown, Canterbury. As well as being gorgeously folky and downright funky, this is music that celebrates the strength, courage and compassion of the heroes and heroines of their city’s past. Taking part will be a brilliant, exhilarating way to be a part of a new musical venture and meet like-minded types along the way.

If you are interested in being a part of the choir for Richard Navarro’s Greenbelt show, please complete the form via the link on this page.

Once you have signed up, you will be given more details including directions to a webpage containing all the songs plus lyrics and sheet music.

A couple of things to note
– Although it will be possible to pick things up for the first time during the rehearsals at Greenbelt, to really get the most out of the experience some advance listening and preparation will be encouraged.
– This opportunity is only open to festival-goers who are already attending Greenbelt (I’m sure you guessed that anyway!)
-75 spaces only