Yesterday the winners of the Engage Competition (run by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement) were announced at an awards ceremony at the Natural History Museum. Laurie won the Individually-led Project category with Celestial Sirens! We are so very proud of, and grateful to, every one of the Sirens, past and present. The award is a wonderful recognition of the investment that the choir has made in working together with us. There is still a great deal of work to do, and music to be sung, and we are all eager to get started on new recording projects this summer.
The judges said, “Deeply embedded in on-going cycles of research, the project brought the research alive for all the participants – whether other researchers, festival goers, performers, authors, readers, or music lovers.”