Raising the Roof – a cantata

Children's Event
21 Sep 2023
Guildhall, City of London


Children from across the City of London family of schools will be visiting and encountering spaces designed and built by Wren. As part of their visit, they will create artwork for display and performance. Creative writing workshops, art history and architecture tours, drawing and paper cutting workshops and singing sessions will generate the material for a libretto to be set to music by Richard Quesnel for performance in the Guildhall. The children will learn about Wren’s work is a polymath, mathematician, astronomer and architect and will learn about how Wren’s genius is responsible for the beauty and majesty of buildings that are a major part of the skyline and fabric of the City of London.