Carl Davis: New Oratorio Confirmed

Carl Davis: New Oratorio Confirmed
Carl Davis is now at work on an important commission from the Hallé Concerts Society Manchester, England, with the generous support of the PRS for Music Foundation and the Kobler Trust. The work will be a 45-minute piece for orchestra, children’s choir, speaking chorus and two actors.  Davis is collaborating with author Hiawyn Oram to create The Last Train to Tomorrow

Based on the ‘Kindertransport’ movement in 1938/39, the piece will chart the journey Jewish children took to escape Nazi Germany, to the safety of British foster families. The premiere is planned for 16 June 2012.