A Song For Our Time - winner announced

London theatre news: Monday 3 August 2020

Competitions - Music

Looking At The Moon, by Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt, is announced as winning song from the search for ‘A Song For Our Time’, marking 20 weeks since theatres closed.
Image for title of winning song in A Song For Our Time competition

Artwork designed by Rebecca Pitt

Amir Shoenfeld and Caitlyn Burt bag the winner's title for their song Looking At The Moon which outshone hundreds of songs from across the globe in the search for 'A Song For Our Time'.

Organisers of the competition, Danielle Tarento and Paul Wilkins, 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.

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Performed by Hadley Fraser

Song introduced by Samantha Bond

Backing vocals

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 Supervison by Mark Aspinall

Video filmed, edited and mixed by Ben Robbins for The Umbrella Rooms

Artwork designed by Rebecca Pitt


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