Looking back at the public domain

One month ago, over 500 singers came together in the Barbican foyers to open that evening's concert with a unique performance of David Lang's the public domain. We take look back at this astonishing performance and the people who brought it to life.

It marked the culmination of months of rehearsals and planning. 500 people, many of whom are first-time singers recruited from the local community, gave the UK premiere of David Lang’s the public domain in the Barbican foyers. The piece was conducted by London Symphony Chorus Director Simon Halsey and a team of sub-conductors, who each lead a sub-group of this enormous ensemble.

 

We would like to offer a huge thank you to everyone who took part in the project:

Nikki Aitken
Bobby Ali
Kebaier Amal
Vicky Annand
Bianca Ansah
Deborah Arnott
Nicola Asamoah
Ljeoma Azubuike
Aiste Bagdonaite
Mercedes Bahleda
Bianca Barberis
Frances Barr
Jill Barrett
Zoi Basiou
Sarah Beck
Lynn Biggs
James Binning
Elisabeth Billington
Matthew Blaney
Jessye Bloomfield
Jessica Boatright
Bożenna
Borzyskowska
Martin Bridoux
Liz Broderick
Ben Broderick
Paul Buck
Madeleine Buckley
Richard Burbury
Martin Burchett
Arturas Burke
Lyn Burton
Ashwin Caffrey
Janet Cairney
Sebastian Calver
Carola Cappellari
Jane Carr
Emma Carroll
Lauren Carter
Ruth Cassidy
Federica Castellani
Peri Cheal
Mia Chia
Yvonne Chisese
Deborah Colvin
Nicoletta Comand
Dr Stella Jean Compton Dickinson
Hannah Conway
Lorraine Cooper
Tim Coppard
Maddie Cordes
Charlotte Cox
Yukiko Crawford
Bernard Creely
Marta Cunha
Ellie Darton-Moore
Kieran Saikat Das
Gupta
Tanja Daub
Ginny Davies
Rebecca Davies
Lowri Davies
Jo Dench
Francesco Di Cataldo
Senali Dias
Megan Doolittle
Neha Doshi
Vivienne Duckett
Tilda Dudas
Eugene Dugan-Brause
Utku Eken
Maggie Ellis
Jacky Erwteman
Franciska Ery
Louise Olivia Etgart
John Evans
Natalia Fernandez
Sarah Flanagan
John Ford-Hunt
Jackie Fox
Dawn Frampton
Alison Furnham
Alice Gac
Audrone Galinis
Allan Gardam
Katherine Gardiner
Jeff Gilbert
Daniele Gioioso
Dawn Gold
Rachel Gomme
Rosie Goode
Sherine Gordon
Gracelle Gordon-
Arthur
Nick Graham
Rona Grant
Millicent Grant
Catherina Gray
Nicola Greaney
Anne Greenslade
Sophie Griffin
Sophie Grout
Kristina Mary Grynert
Denyse Gylsson
Na’amah Hagiladi
Helen Haile
Lisa Hall
Lesley Hall
Yvonne Hancock
Rachel Hanks
Teresa Hanley
Jill Hardman
Joe Hardy
Katie Hargreaves
Phil Harrison
Georgina Hart
Fiona-Mary Haviland
Ann Helke
Joyce Henderson
Yazmyn Hendrix
Dinah Heybourn
Rachel Holt
Rosie Hore
Diana Howard
Debra Hughes-Leitch
Francesca Iembo
Cynthia Ireson
Julia Irvine
Shirley Islam
Summer Islam
Paul Jackman
Isabel Jaffe
Christine Janolo
Leo Jeffs
Isabelle Jerome
Heather Jones
Clare Jones
Charlie-Jade Jones
Maja Junginger
Klara Kaliger
Madra Kanele
Elif Karlidag
Natasha Anne
Kelleher
Felicity Kerr
Laura Knight
Veronica Kocovska
Jadesola Kola-
Mustapha
Mirka Kotulicova
Jo Lampard
John Lavagnino
Amina Layco
Andrew Leitch
Agnus Lockyer
Jaremdi Wati Longchar 
Danielle Looker
Rodrigo López Dato
Virginia Low
Lyn Lua
Bernardas Lukosius
Timothy Maby
Hailey Macdonald
Silvana Maimone
Pauline Malpas
Simona Mannu
Anne Marsh
Kate Marshall
Katie Masters
Abigail Matanmi
Milla McBride
Lachlan McFeely Bolt
Angela McIntosh
Lindsey McLaren
Iona McTaggart
Pradeep Mehta
Tega Mendes
Angelika Michitsch
Clodagh Miskelly
Helen Mitchell
Fiona Mooney
Beatrice Mori
Juhee Namkung
Javier Navarro
Susan Neal
Sharon Neil
Michele Neri
Gabriele Neuditschko
Liz Newbery
Louisa Noffke
Beryl Noori
Germaine Nyack
James Ochima
Katerina Oikonomou
Helen Oyekan
Francesco Pagnoncelli
Cristina Pagnoncelli
Tania Pais
Jia Jia Pan
Fotina
Papatheodorou
Giusy Pappalardo
Gunjan Parik
Anna Parkinson
Tracy Parr
Avni Patel
Barbara Patilla
Sally Paulinska
Linda Peanberg King
Jessica Pearce
Hazel Peck
Amanda Pegrum
Bea Pemberton
Molly Pendlebury
Theresa Peterson
Stephanie Pezolano
Marie-Perrine Placais
Dan Pope
Laura Porter
Alberto Pose
Helen Pritchard
John Quan
Peter Quicke
Isabel Radage
Faramarz Radfar
Kumar Raju
Sarah Ralphs
Disa Ramstedt
Sian Rees
Sandra Rennie
Francesco Ricci
Sarah Richards
Kristina Richter Adamson
Duncan Rickelton
Verity Rimmer
Jonathan Roberts
John Roberts
Peter Robson
Elizabeth Robson
Kim Rodway
Amy Rogers
Claire Rogers
Alexandra Rous
Lara Roussel
Timothy Rowe
Lynne Ruddick
Kristian Sakulku
Camille Sampson
Keshthra
Satchithananda
Wendy Saville
Haydee Sawyer
Kristina-Rose Sears
Babei Serban
Susan Seth
Erika Severini
Rebekah Seymour
Leila Shams
Rebecca Shepley
Jaime Shorten
Magali Sicsic
Andrea Sinclair
Neil Sinden
Sarjana Singh
Gary Sinkins
Beth Sissons
Rachel Smith
Pauline St. Marie
Ruth Steele
Andrea Stein
Cynthia Stein
Imogen Steinberg
Samantha Stevens
Chrissy Stott
Stephanie Stuart
Robin Tam
Robert Temowo
Kika Terremoto
Matilda Thaddeus-
Johns
Josephine Thomas
Victoria Thorson
Marie-Anne Tilley
Lara Tipper
Ana Torre
Mathilde Touillon-
Ricci
Louise Tozer
Lee Triming
Steve Trump
Arlene Trump
Ozlem Tuncil
Angela Tursi
Gianna Tzanoukaki
Debla Villafaina
Evgenia Vlachaki
Mark Wakeling
Gloria Ward
Maren White
Olivia White
Ben Whiting
Mary Whittaker
Remmie Williams
Claire Wilmer
Timur Wilson
Gill Wren
Cordelia Wright
Petra Xynidou

 

Waltham Forest Community Choir

Ingrid Ambrose
Nick Balstone
Joanne Bush
Belinda Calaguas
Julia Cooke
Andrew Diamond
Frances Fogelman
Catherine Furlong
Sue George
Paul Harrington-Moore
Juill Hummerstone
Richard Johnson
Alistair Jones
Lorna Jonns
Elaine Jordan
Brian Kennedy
Jane Lowry
Rose Martinez-Diamond
Normal Minter
Ann Molyneux
Jim Morris
Kwaku Owusu-Akyem
Peter Robson
Elizabeth Robson
Patrick Trench
Jess Womack

 

LSO Community Choir

Daphne Alexander
Jasmine Allen
Rosemary Anger
Iris Bachmann
Adrienne Banks
Jeremy Barraud
Jenny Bell
Jane Bickerton
Martha Bicket
Annie Blackmore
Nathalie Blondeau
Sherrie Brar-Sacha
Nick Brittain
Claudette Brown
John Bryant
Nevo Burrell
Neil Campbell
Kim Caplin
Sandrina Carosso
Elzbieta Chandrasena
Eleanor Clarke
Tania Cohen
Anne Corbett
Sarah Crook-Chai
Liz Cunningham
Claire Deakin
Eilish Dempsey
Paul Downing
Moe Faulkner
Christine Finlan
Tara Frances
Mal Gilliam
Craig Givens
François Guibourgeau
Glenn Hammet
Annie Hawker
Beverley Heath
James Hill
Anita Howard
Alison Hunter
Miroslava Ileckova
Yvonne Jacobs-Jones
Darrel James
Helen James
Marie-Helene Jeeves
Pauline Jenkins
Simon Jones
Neville Kay
Tim Kitchin
Dan Knight
Anna Law
Aoife Ledwidge
Laura Lucas
Fiona MacCorquodale
Caryn Mackenzie
Catherine MacLeod
Patricia McGeough
Esther Murphy
Selena Ng
Zina Nour
Sheila Ogilvie
Rosaline Ogunro
Ruth Paker
Mel Palmer
Penelope Parkinson
Liz Patterson
Grace Payne
Pauline Pearson
Michelle Price
Mena Rego
Alessandra Sarnari
Marlena Schmool
Devina Shah
Vaishali Shah
Tessa Sheridan
Ellen Sinclair
Alex Skailes
Bernadette Skehan
Milan Stamenkovic
Anna Standley
Anne Stansfield
Rachel Starling
Carol Stewart
Roy Sully
Anna Sun
Jacqueline Swanson
Richard Taylor
Paul Tilley
Jane Tully
Paul Turley
Maggie Tyler
Tony Valsamidis
Marianne Viola
Tracy Wait
Elizabeth Wayne
Elizabeth Whittaker
Meredydd Wilkinson
Lesley Wilson
Sarah Winman
Nana-Ama Wood
Peter Wylie

 

London Symphony Chorus

Jorge Aguilar
Paul Allatt
Matteo Anelli
Liz Ashling
Erik Azzopardi
Joaquim Badia
Paul Beecham
Ed Beesley
June Brawner
Gina Broderick
Jo Buchan
Gavin Buchan
Oliver Burrows
Carol Capper
Laura Catala-Ubassy
Andy Chan
Elaine Cheng
Anjali Christopher
Matt Clarke
Giles Clayton
Liz Cole
Eve Commander
Damian Day
Maggie Donnelly
Lynn Eaton
Linda Evans
John Farrington
Kara Florish
Amanda Freshwater
Andrew Fuller
Robert Garbolinski
Tina Gibbs
Patrizio Giovannotti
Simon Goldman
Joanna Gueritz
Maureen Hall
Owen Hanmer
Kate Harrison
J-C Higgins
Denise Hoilette
Nathan Homan
Anthony Howick
Ella Jackson 
Christine Jasper
Alice Jones
Matthew Journee
Peter Kellett
Ruth Knowles-Clark
Mimi Kroll
Gilly Lawson
Freya Leveritt
Marylyn Lewin
Belinda Liao
Kameron Locke
Anne Loveluck
Meg Makower
John Marks
George Marshall
Matthew McCabe
Liz McCaw
Hannah Mears-Young
Jane Morley
Jane Muir
Dorothy Nesbit
Emily Norton
Gill O’Neill
Maggie Owen
Helen Palmer
Janina Pescinski
Davide Prezzi
Susannah Priede
Liz Reeve
Alison Ryan
Peter Sedgwick
Lis Smith
Erika Stasiuleviciute
Deborah Staunton
Chris Straw
Richard Street
Malcolm Taylor
Linda Thomas
Claire Trocmé
Curzon Tussaud 
Natalia Vargas
Gabrielle Walton-Green
James Warbis
Robert Ward
Jez Wareing
Kathryn Wells
Rachel Wilson

 

Simon Halsey chorus director
Thomas Guthrie stage director

Esmeralda Conde-Ruiz conductor
Emily Dickens conductor
Lucy Griffiths conductor
David Lawrence conductor
Jack Apperley conductor

Jessica Norton assistant conductor
Jamie Naylor assistant conductor
Augustina Capoti assistant conductor
Alexander Creamer assistant conductor
Kristi Jagodin assistant conductor

Liz Burley project repetiteur
Joanna Elms project repetiteur
Benjamin Frost project repetiteur

Eleanor Arnot stage manager

 

This project was developed collaboratively by LSO Discovery and Culture Mile in the City of London 

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The project was supported by:

Garfield Weston Foundation
John S Cohen Foundation
29th May 1961 Charity
Aaron Copland Fund for Music
D'Oyly Carte Charitable Trust
LSO Friends