Surrey Arts is delighted to announce it has been awarded funding from Arts Council England’s Grants for the Arts fund for 'No Sound Ever Dies', a newly-commissioned piece of music for 1,000 instrumentalists and singers drawn from Surrey schools and community groups.

Composed by Joanna Lee, with words by Stephen Plaice, ‘No Sound Ever Dies’ is inspired by the spirit of adventure and innovation which characterised important developments at Brooklands in the 20th century. The music will be 30 minutes long and performed for the first time at Brooklands Motor Racing and Aviation Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018 at 5pm.

'No Sound Ever Dies' will form the finale of a programme of performances from a variety of Surrey ensembles taking the form of a Festival at Brooklands on14/07/18. The Festival will also incorporate the installation of a Soundscape entitled ‘Learning to Fly’ inspired by historical records of Surrey from the early 20th century.

We are currently recruiting for a 50-voice core company of singers aged 14-18 who will play a central role in the project. Applicants should have some previous experience of singing in parts and an interest in working with professional theatre and movement directors to merge drama and singing.


If you would like to get involved please call Surrey Arts on 01483 519290 or email

Article updated: 5 January 2018