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  • Entertaining, heart warming and provocative

    Kate Cross, the egg
  • A hugely challenging and inspiring project

    Sir Johnathon Porritt
  • The best immersive theatre experience I've ever had

    Audience, Invincible
  • It really is a wonderful piece of work!

    Audience, Invincible
  • Conception and delivery both outstanding. Unforgettable.

    Audience, Invincible
  • Was intrigued, challenged & entirely engaged

    Audience, Invincible
  • A deftly orchestrated, surprising, stylish and moving piece of theatre

    Kate Yedigaroff, MAYK
  • Like a wizard’s horde, an anorak’s obsession

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I thought it was going to be good but it wasn't good it was incredible.

    Ethan aged 11
  • Enchanting and beautifully crafted

    Producer, Beaford Arts
  • Utterly charming; tender, funny, wistful

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Nuanced performances, perfect pacing and utterly glorious set

    Exeunt Magazine
  • Tacking big issues... with an incredibly light touch

    Belinda Dillon, Review
  • I had a lump in my throat by the end

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A beautiful, fragile, believable world you've created

    Audience, The Last Post
  • What can I say except it touched every emotion

    Audience, The Last Post
  • [Kilter] does what needs to be done but no else has the courage

    Long-term Kilter Fans
  • Truly one of the most imaginative things I've ever seen

    Audience, The Last Post
  • I don't have the words to say how much I enjoyed this

    Audience, Roots
  • Exactly what we need in this world

    Audience, Roots
  • Beautiful, touching, sweet & heartfelt

    Audience, The Last Post
  • Theatre of the Unforgettable

    Audience, Back on Track
  • A wonderfully original piece

    Venue Magazine, Roots
  • Few could compete with [Kilter's] model of sustainability

    New Statesman
  • Kilter reminds me of the things that are truly important

    Returning audience member
  • Art that puts us right at the heart of its meaning

    Audience, Back on Track
  • It is not often I laugh so hard it is uncontrollable - absolutely superb

    Audience, Back on Track
  • An exhilarating sense of community

    Kilter Fan
  • I find it hard to do Kilter justice in words

    Head teacher, Unsung
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Unsung Writing/Singing

Two ways of working with Kilter. One: young people in creative writing workshops to celebrate the unsung things in their lives. Two: adults singing the unsung – in one-off specials or a series of rehearsals!

 

“I don’t know how I can do this justice. The children loved getting involved with Kilter and Unsung. They enjoyed composing lyrics but their mouths fell open when the Choir came to school and performed!  The parents loved it too and we are keen to use the songs in the future at other events. Olly is lovely to work with, sympathetic and understanding of a busy school schedule – he is most adept at capturing pupil voice and a child’s view of the world and of their community.  This was good value for money and it is great that we have a legacy of this time in the children’s lives.” Head Teacher, St Andrews School, Bath

 

Children and young people find it incredibly rewarding to hear their words set to music by a professional composer and sung by an attentive adult community choir. Over the course of 3-5 hours Kilter runs workshops that celebrate community, citizenship, identity, distinctiveness and childhood… and the result is a one-off song! Kilter then works with a separate adult choir (perhaps made up of parents, teachers, other community groups!) to rehearse the song for performance. When the choir comes to share the song with the young lyricists, the result is a magical, harmonious, virtuous circle.

 

Adults love to sing! And don’t always have enough opportunities to do so. Kilter works with existing community choirs, sharing our brand new songs for world premiere performances… in school assemblies, festivals, concerts and even the Bath International Music Festival.

 

We also love creating choirs from scratch. Kilter’s Musical Directors have produced a capella harmonies from the most unlikely work-colleagues, sports teams and church groups. Invariably, once the Unsung performance has taken place and the children have heard their work given such a sincere treatment by the new choristers, the choirs tend to want to continue singing together forever!

 

If you’d like to book a workshop for young people, get hold of some Unsung songs for your choir or form a new choir under Kilter’s leadership, get in touch.