When a Child Is a Witness film to premiere on Wed 8 June 7pm


On 26 February Ex Cathedra choir performed When a Child is a Witness at Coventry Cathedral. Created with refugee communities in Coventry and pupils from Ravensdale Primary School, the performance will be available to watch here free of charge on Wed 8 June at 7pm and on YouTube and Facebook. 

This powerful, emotional piece by Liz Dilnot Johnson brings different communities and artforms together - within the framework of a Requiem - in response to the human tragedy of war and displacement, and celebrates the offer of refuge and hope.

This performance, recorded live in February at Coventry Cathedral – next to the bombed ruins of the old building – was a particularly poignant moment during Coventry's City of Culture year.

Watch the trailer below, and the premiere at 7pm on Wed 8 June. This performance will be available to view online until the end of June 2022. 

Ex Cathedra Choir & Academy of Vocal Music
Jeffrey Skidmore
Rebecca Ledgard conductor

Gabriella Liandu mezzo soprano
Lucy Russell
Kadialy Kouyate
West African kora
Luis Prendi
North Albanian Bilbil
Rupert Jeffcoat
James Keefe
Ravensdale Primary School
Carriers of Hope
Sharing Cultures & Inini Initiative (supported by Coventry Refugee & Migrant Centre and Belgrade Theatre)
European Youth Music Refugee Choir
Yathreb Ramadhan poet

watch the premiere

Alternatively you can watch the premiere on Facebook

Watch The Trailer