Dreams of Peace & Freedom

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Now God Be Thanked

Tour 2015

A Songcycle by Sue Casson

Sung by

Lily Blackmore
Sue Casson
Jessica Holgate/Jocasta Roper

Narrated by Robert Blackmore

Concieved and directed by Tom Blackmore

See the side bar for production shots from the Big Year for Freedom!

To find details of the tour, click on the logo or go to


13. In Performance 10 ISM

The American Bar Association Monument to Magna Carta, Runnymede

To find out more about the places that were important to David Maxwell Fyfe go to On Location: David Maxwell Fyfe or click the image above.


The track playing above is from the recording of Dreams of Peace & Freedom. To listen to the whole Songcycle, see the Soundcloud playlist opposite!

Sung by
Sue Casson
Lily Blackmore

Narrated by Robert Blackmore


Old Sorting Office (OSO), Barnes


Bromesberrow Village Hall, Friends of Dymock Poets, Dymock


Oxford Literary Festival, Blackwells Festival Marquee

Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2014


Sung by

Lily Blackmore
Sue Casson
Rebecca Morton

Narrated by Robert Blackmore

Concieved and directed by Tom Blackmore

Oxford 3

'Exquisite singing.'

Three Weeks


Oxford 2

Salisbury Cathedral

'5 Stars

One of most beautiful things I've ever heard...A timely intervention in the debate on human rights. Enthralling. Sublime. A secular hymn for humanity.' Musical Talk

'A fine tribute to an idealistic and important figure.' Three Weeks

'These fitting texts are given spirited delivery by the young performers.' Three Weeks

'Tranquil and easy to listen to.' EdFringe

Salisbury 1


Sue Casson's Song cycle Under an English Heaven written for the film of the same name by Tom Blackmore, is a setting of Rupert Brooke's Sonnets. It was recorded in Casterton Church by Casterton School's Pheonix Choir directed by David Chapman with soloists Lily Blackmore and Robert Blackmore.

It was premiered on International Human Rights Day 2013 in St Matthews, Westminster. It was sung by The Freedom Choir and narrated by Robert Blackmore.

Throughout August 2014, Dreams of Peace and Freedom was performed as part of the Edinburgh Fringe in C's new venue, St Peter's Church, Lutton Place. It was sung by Lily Blackmore, Sue Casson and Rebecca Morton
and narrated by Robert Blackmore.

Freedom Choir

The Freedom Choir

St Matthews Church,

Freedom Choir (from the left)

Lily Blackmore
Gabbriella Kanini-Parsons
Eleanor Mannoukas
Alexandra Kanini-Parsons
Jane Jones
Alice Hazelrigg-Kinley
Caroline Loane

Grantchester 14

Bury St Edmunds

Bury 1


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