Clare Whistler

Community and Education Projects


War Requiem Project
With Suzi Zumpe, SouthBank
November 2014

HMDT and Little Angel Puppet Theatre
November 18-December 5 2014

Other Voices Community Choir Project
English National Opera
Performances November 29, December 4 2014

8 week Creative Writing Course
Taught for Sussex Downs Community College, Hailsham
March-April 2014

We’re all Going on a Bear Hunt
National Youth Orchestra, Southbank
Feb 16-23 2014

with Charlotte Still
50 contributors,
7 days of water events, Hailsham
March 10 -17 2014

Queen Mary University of London
Performance 3rd year Site Specific and Object
October 2012

Emergence Summit C.A.T.
Centre for Alternative Technology, Wales
Workshop about beauty and the site specific in the natural world.
Beauty will save the world Dosteovsky
September 2012

Modern Art Oxford
July 2012
Southwark Splash Birds Eye View
Royal Festival Hall Production with 700 Southwark school children and choirs
Conceived and Directed by CW Based on the magpie theme one for sorrow, two for joy and about birds - Peacocks, birds of Paradise, crows, eagles, dodos, doves
Music Director Hannah Conway
Design Matt Deeley
Animation Patrick Blower - script CW
Watch film on Vimeo here

Performance poet Lemn Sissay

Modern Art Oxford
February 2012
Hackney Empire Theatre
Hackney Music Development Trust children's opera with 150 students from Hackney schools about the Negro League in baseball last century. ‘Shadow Ball’ refers to a common pre-game feature during which Negro League players warmed up by staging mock games with an imaginary ball.
Director CW
Composer Julian Joseph
Musical Director jenny Gould
Libretto Mike Phillips
Design Neil Irish
Photo Clive Barda

Shaping Voices Creative Workshops
Hastings and Bexhill October November 2011

HMDT Feltham Young Offenders
One week projects in May, July and November

MA mentoring
Queen Mary, University of London
Spring 2011

Workshops for MO
Angela Lane and Helen Zeva
East Sussex 2011

Sing up
Sing Up Project Songlines to Seahaven

Newhaven Fort 500 children Glyndebourne Education
Director Tamsin Currey Designer

Trashcatchers Carnival
Trashcatchers Carnival

For Lucy Neal three days
Aril 25, July 4,5

My Life as a Bat

Royal Philharmonic Society Film Project
April 2009

On the rim of the world

Glyndebourne Youth Opera premiere of a brand new choral theatre work for young singers.
Composer Orlando Gough. Lyric Jehane Markham
March 2009

Confucius Says

Hackney Music Development Trust, Director
Hackney Empire opera for 300 children, Composer Richard Taylor
July 2008
Winner: RPS Education Award 2008
Hackney Music Development Trust, Director

RPS website

HMDT website

Lost Dreams, Wild Dreams, Recollected Dreams
[Macbeth, Refugee Chorus], Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Director
Culmination of two year devised site specific opera. Composer: Julian Phillips
March 2008

Lost Dreams, Wild Dreams
YO! International Youth Opera Festival, Director.
Site specific piece for Delta College Utrecht
November 2007

Bloom Blue
Royal Festival Hall, Movement Director for children’s choir
Director: Suzi Zumpe
October 2006

Hear Our Voice
Hackney Music Development Trust, Director and Choreographer
Composers: Jonathan Dove and Matthew King Librettist: Tertia Setfon-Green
Shown as Towards an Unknown Port, St Mary’s Church, Elmbridge, Surrey, February 1999
Opening of Holocaust exhibit at the Imperial War Museum with 100 primary and secondary school children, July 2001
Bloomsbury Theatre, Toured to Nuremberg and Prague Opera House
July 2006

Beyond the Mountain
Opera North, Director
Project based on the Pied Piper story
November 2005

The Greenhouse Project (two responses to Acis and Galatea)
Strange Nature and Acis and Galatea

Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Director with Music Director, Jonathan Gill
April 2005
Toured to Utrecht, Yo International Youth Opera Festival, October 2005

On Spitalfields
Spitalfields Festival, Director
Composer: Jonathan Dove
- Awarded the Royal Philharmonic Society Award for Education in May 2006-June 2005

Glyndebourne Youth Opera on the Main Stage, Director
A major production of four works created over the previous three years
with Glyndebourne Youth Opera 4, based on air, earth, water, and fire
March 2004

Ancestor in the Chalk
Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Artistic Director
Composer: Orlando Gough, Librettist: John Agard
Toured to Spain
March and December 2003

ENO Baylis, Director
Part of ENO Baylis’ Early Earth Operas
Queen Mary, University of London People’s Palace, April 2003
ENO Coliseum, June 2004

Fire Work
Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Choreographer
Composer: Will Todd and Elizabeth Clark Melville
Dome Concert Hall, May 2002

Caol-I and Fire Work
Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Director
Scotland Tour, April 2002

ENO Baylis, Director and Choreographer
with the Hoxton Singers and Students from Haggerston School
Film made about the project and performed at Hackney Empire, June 2002

Shadow and Light
Handel House Project, Director
March 2002

Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Director
Composer: Ian McCrae Librettist: Jane Buckler Conductor: Ian McCrae
University of Sussex, March 2001
Toured France, Switzerland and Germany April 2001
Brighton Festival at St. Bartholemew’s Church, Brighton, May 2001

I am My World
Turtle Opera, Royal Opera House, Director
Linbury Studio, July 2001

Maths Project
Glyndebourne Education, Director with visual artist Kate Adams
Gardener Arts Theatre and Moulescombe Primary, June 2001

Our Town
The Millenium Dome, Director
July 2000

The Stones Remaining
Aldeburgh Festival Commission, Movement Director
Composer: Deirdre Gribbin, Percussion: Richard Benjafield with the Aldeburgh Pebble Orchestra.
June 1999

Tales from the End of Northworld
Community Opera Wick, Co-Director with composer Will Todd
Set in a bus depot in Wick with a large mixed cast of professional musicians and schoolchildren from Wick.
Northlands Festival, September 1999

Pinhole Camera (the Rodelinda project)
Glyndebourne Education and Orchestra of the Age of Enlightenment, Director and Choreographer
Composer: Deirdre Gribbin Oboist: Cherry Forbes Violinist: Jo Parker
July 1999

Darkness and Light: the 20s, A Decade of Contradictions
Glyndebourne Youth Opera, Director with musical director and composer David Knotts
December 1999

Orpheus: Parallel Tellings of A Well Known Story
Glyndebourne Youth Opera,
March 1999

Lughnash is close to madness
True North and Darlington Arts, Director
August 1998

Walking the Downs
Glyndebourne Education, Movement Director and Workshop Leader with composer Jonathan Dove,
director Ali Campbell, and designer Suzanne Hutchinson

Wild West Project
Warbleton Arts Project, Director and Choreographer
Awarded 1st prize (1996) and 2nd prize (1995), Sussex Community Arts Awards
Summer 1995 and1996


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