Back in January, Cheryl was asked by her friends at Yew Tree Youth Theatre in West Yorkshire to produce an arrangement of the Easter hymn “There Is A Green Hill” for inclusion in their work for St. Thomas a Becket’s Catholic High School’s Mystery Play, which in turn was part of the school’s 50th anniversary celebrations. The artistic Director of Yew Tree, Sarah Osborne wanted the arrangement to be versatile to cater for a mixed ensemble of teenagers from the school, and so Cheryl used four of the verses, using a variety of unison, simple harmony and descant singing as well as some simple bell chimes and sustained chords.
This image is from yew tree’s own archives of the nine performances which took place in the preparations for Easter in April, some in promenade, some with a conventional set-up. If you would like to read Sarah’s blog about her wonderful company’s remarkable effort that week, here it is. http://yewtreeyouththeatre.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/company-flexibility-and-faith.html
This arrangement is now available for others to perform. Have a look at a score snippet, and order copies here. You can also hear a full performance of the arrangement which includes all the vocal parts (towards the bottom of the page). If you would like a backing track with just the accompaniment, contact Cheryl.Go to There Is A Green Hill score