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Peter Pan : an opera for children's choir

by Andrew Ford and Sue Smith (2017)

Work Details

Year: 2017

Instrumentation: Children's choir (SSAA), plus one adult soprano. Ensemble: clarinet (doubling bass clarinet), violin, harp, percussion (1 player), electronics (pre-recorded ambient sounds).

Duration: 65 min.

Difficulty: Medium — This was written for Gondwana Choirs, a very fine group of singers. Not many children's choirs could tackle the piece. The instrumental writing is for professionals.

Dedication note: Dedicated 'To the singers of Gondwana Choirs, past, present and future'

Commission note: Commissioned by Kim Williams for performance by Gondwana Choirs.

First performance: by Gondwana Voices, Lyn Williams, Sydney Children's Choir at Voices of Angels: Stars (City Recital Hall) on 12 Dec 2016

Libretto by Sue Smith, based on the play and novel by J.M. Barrie.

Performances of this work

16 Jan 2020: at Gondwana Choirs: Festival of Summer Voices (Sir John Clancy Auditorium). Featuring Gondwana Choirs, Sydney Chamber Opera.

12 Dec 2016: at Voices of Angels: Stars (City Recital Hall). Featuring Gondwana Voices, Lyn Williams, Sydney Children's Choir.

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