Song For Peterborough

A Song for Peterborough – There With You

The Voyager Academy in partnership with Vivacity and Peterborough City Council, have commissioned a Song for Peterborough to be performed as the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay enters the Peterborough Embankment on its tour around Britain.

Composed By Chris Russell and George Owens, orchestrated by Simon Allen and led by the Voyager Academy the song will be performed by school children from across Peterborough, the Peterborough male voice choir and other community members at this iconic event.

The song and the orchestration have been written especially to reflect the talent in Peterborough. Nearly 700 voices will be joined by 50 drummers which reflect the cultural diversity of Peterborough.

Rehearsals have already begun in preparation for the big event and those lucky enough to have been chosen to be involved can click on their part to practice at home.

You can hear a preview of the first verse and chorus by clicking on the link. This contains just the vocal parts... we are keeping the orchestration and the full song under wraps for maximum impact on the big day!!

There With You Clip
   

THERE WITH YOU

WHEN THE NIGHT LINGERS SO LONG
AND IT’S MANY HOURS TILL DAWN
WHEN COLD RIVERS RUN DEEP
AND THE DARK IS ALL YOU CAN SEE.
THERE IS A LIGHT GUIDING YOU ON.
A BRIGHT FLAME BURNING STRONG.
THERE MAY BE STORMS AHEAD
BUT YOU KNOW THAT WHEREVER YOU GO

Chorus

YOU’RE NOT ON YOUR OWN
THIS NIGHT
YOU DON’T WALK ALONE
WHEN YOU WALK IN THE NIGHT
THOUGH DREAMS REST ON YOU
I SWEAR LIGHT IN THE AIR
SINGING TRUE.
WE’LL BE THERE WITH YOU

V2

SO AS YOU STAND FACING THE DAWN
THE LIGHT BECKONS YOU ON
AND IF THE ROAD IS LONG
AND YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE
YOU KNOW THAT WHEREVER YOU GO

V3

IF FEAR CREEPS IN YOUR HEART
AND YOU DOUBT ALL THAT YOU ARE
JUST CLOSE YOUR EYES
AND PICTURE US HERE
AND A BRIGHT FLAME WILL APPEAR
SO AS YOU STAND FACING THE DAWN
THE LIGHT BECKONS YOU ON
AN IF THE ROAD IS LONG
AND YOUR STRENGTH IS GONE
YOU WILL KNOW THAT WHEREVER YOU GO

Soprano Guide - Part 1
   

Soprano Guide - Part 2
   

Alto Guide - Part 1
   

Alto Guide - Part 2
   

Tenor Guide - Part 1
   

Tenor Guide - Part 2
   

Bass Guide - Part 1
   

Bass Guide - Part 2