Pictures of Life was premièred on 15th July 2012 in the heart of St Pancras International. This was followed by a pageant like procession, culminating with a full-length performance at the The Camden Centre, directly opposite St Pancras. The Pictures of Life Choir was led by conductor Steve Edis and featured 4 soloists, a barbershop quartet, and an ensemble of vocalists. A 9-piece orchestra accompanied the full-length Camden Centre performance and the Pictures of Life choir on stage.
This exhilarating musical spectacle written by Lionel Oscar Segal for choir, soloists and orchestra, is an inspiring and uplifting work written in three movements with the power to touch us all with its celebration of human spirit and endeavour. Pictures of Life urges us to unite as one world with hope and faith and encourages us to take action and work together to preserve our precious planet for future generations
In conjunction with the performances Quirkas Productions also ran a mini environmental expo at the Camden Centre with stalls, fun and interactive children’s activities and a raffle, giving the audience an opportunity to meet and interact with representatives from environmental charities and partners. The expo provided a real chance to find out how we can become more sustainable and help keep our precious world safe for future generations.
All money raised at the performances was donated to the World Land Trust who raise funds for the purchase and permanent protection of biologically important habitats which are crucial for the survival of endangered species like Orang-utans, Jaguars and Elephants. The World Land Trust and the Pictures of Life choir helped raise awareness and funds for this vital cause. Sir David Attenborough is the Patron of World Land Trust
Producer: Skye Crawford and Kerry Irvine for Quirkas Productions
Production: Pictures of Life – A Musical Pageant by Lionel Oscar Segal
Venue: St Pancras International and The Camden Centre
The event was supported by
St Pancras International
High Speed 1
Camden Council -The Camden Centre
Harvey Wildlife Photography
World Land Trust