Last week across 4 evenings over 700 children took part in a wonderful musical production based on the Magna Carta. It was fantastic!
Magna Cantata is a musical production with words by Andrew Mackay and music by Philip Lawson and involved children from across Wiltshire and Dorset, young actors and professionals, The Farrant Singers, Salisbury Cathedral Junior Choir and musicians .
The aim was to increase children’s understanding of the Magna Carta but it gave great pleasure to all involved and the Cathedral hosted many who had not to date been into the building.
The reproduction was as a result of feverish activity involving professionals, Cathedral staff and volunteers of all ages. It is a reminder to us that central to the Magna Carta is relationships and if we are to have a society where people from a range of backgrounds and ages successfully live alongside each other in community then they have to encounter each other.
Magna Cantata brought people, who may not have normally met, into contact with each other – and the outcome? A sense of flourishing community and a great deal of fun!