Surrey Arts is delighted to announce it has been awarded funding from the R C Sherriff Trust for 'No Sound Ever Dies', a newly-commissioned piece of music for several hundred 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 45 minutes long and performed for the first time at Brooklands Museum on Saturday 14 July 2018 at 5pm.

R C Sherriff Director, Pete Allen said ‘The R C Sherriff Trust is pleased to support ‘Brooklands in Sound’. This fantastic event not only showcases one of the most important museums in the Country, but through the world premiere of ‘No Sound Ever Dies’, offers local schools, ensembles and choirs the chance to participate a unique experience highlighting the talents and brilliance of the arts in Surrey.’

'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.

Nancy Gillio-Terry, Hubs Partnerships & Projects Lead ‘This is an exciting piece of music celebrating a site of international historic significance in Surrey and we are pleased to have R C Sherriff Trust supporting the event.
There are still opportunities for local primary school choirs to take part in the performance alongside a professional cast. If you would like to get involved please call Surrey Arts on 01483 519290 or email

Tickets will be available from the Brooklands Museum website