Sadly no-one knows

Contributed by editor on Sep 19, 2005 - 11:18 AM


Dear Ed,

Last year, a major new classical work was commissioned by the John Armitage Memorial Project (JAM) for the UK's most-performed contemporary composer Paul Patterson whose works were central to The Proms this year and have been performed to international acclaim.

The piece was inspired by the unique landscape of Romney Marsh and this important new work had its World Premiere in London, performed by Selwyn College Choir, Cambridge and Onyx Brass. 

Further performances included stops in Edinburgh and New Zealand - but sadly it seems that no-one in Romney Marsh knows anything about it at all. 

Next year it will be broadcast nationally." The Fifth Continent - A Gift From The Sea" will be performed live once more this year at St. Bride's Fleet Street, London and on 25th of November 2005 at 7pm.

Whilst JAM. and the joint collaborators Paul Patterson and Ben Kaye have enjoyed international praise over the work, they would relish the opportunity to perform the piece in the intimate environment in which it was inspired...Romney Marsh.

If any local Council or Community is interested in having this piece performed locally, please contact JAM [1] at for further information.

Yours sincerely,

Ben Kaye (librettist)