After the announcement of the search for ‘A Song For Our Time’, an original song to be written in response to the effect of the global pandemic and the following lockdown, organisers Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins are delighted to unveil the chosen song, ‘Looking At The Moon’ by Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt.
They said “We were absolutely overwhelmed at the response to this search, with over 260 submissions from across six continents. The standard was incredibly high, with new songs from world-class songwriters from all four corners of the globe. Narrowing them down to a shortlist of three was unbelievably difficult and we are so grateful to Tony Award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown for helping us to make the final decision. We are delighted with the chosen song, ‘Looking At The Moon’ and thank Amir and Caitlyn for sharing their message of hope with us.”
The winning song has been recorded by West End and Broadway star Hadley Fraser and is introduced by Acting For Others Ambassador Samantha Bond.
All proceeds are going to Acting For Others, who provide financial and emotional support to all theatre workers in times of need through 14 member charities.
Looking At The Moon
By Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt
Performed by Hadley Fraser
Lizzie Bea, Danny Becker, Caitlyn Burt, Natalie Chua, Christopher Dickins, Laura Frances, Gabriela García, Natalie Green, Alex Hammond, Tom Hier, Sarah Ingram, Devon-Elise Johnson, Kurt Kansley, Shane McDaid, Gemma McMeel, Manuel Pacific, Sam O’Rourke, Ben Sell, Samuel Thomas, Laura Thomson, Paul Wilkins.
Keys – Amir Shoenfeld
Violin 1 – Jessie May Smart
Violin 2 – Victoria Stephenson
Cello – Rosalind Asprey
Guitar – John Gregson
Clarinet – Diane Hammond
Orchestrations & Vocal Arrangements by Amir Shoenfeld
Musical Supervision by Mark Aspinall
Video filmed, edited and mixed by Ben Robbins for The Umbrella Rooms
Artwork designed by Rebecca Pitt
Produced by Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins