The Compassion Project

Engaging students in value-focused artistic collaborative decision-making

Students grouped together across socio-economic backgrounds are guided to work collaboratively to write poetry on the theme of compassion. Those texts are set by an Oxfordshire-based composer for solo voice, community choir, children’s choir and string orchestra. The young authors will also sing in the children’s choir (no previous singing experience necessary). The piece will be performed by OSJ on a public orchestral concert to which the students will be invited and celebrated as creative authors, as well as performed in their own schools.