This is the web site of "The Skies are Weeping", a new cantata by Philip Munger, in memory of Rachel Corrie. Its world premiere will be at the Hackney Empire, London, 1st. November 2005. This site is updated as information about the production becomes available.

Saturday, August 6

Please support this concert

The Skies are Weeping had to be withdrawn from its premiere in Alaska due to safety concerns for the student performers. The composer and soprano had received email and telephone threats. Music can and should deal with controversial topics. This work is the only known major classical piece to have been written about these events, or, probably, about the second intifada.

We are sure that you will feel that the music should be heard, free from prejudiced attack. In the belief that British society is more tolerant, we are now asking you to support the concert by buying tickets or donating. Surplus funds from donations and tickets will be given to the Israeli Committee against House Demolitions and the Gaza Community Mental Health Programme. Please send cheques, payable to 'The Skies are Weeping' or Postal Orders to our Treasurer at PO Box 34265, London NW5 2WD. All contributions most gratefully received.