What a proud moment it's been for the team at oXyFire Media to be nominated for the prestigious Royal Television Society Midlands Awards in Factual and Specialist Factual for Ghost in the Ruins.
Ghosts in the Ruins is a co-production between Coventry City of Culture Trust and Coventry Cathedral. A site-specific performance created by artist Nitin Sawhney as a response to the 60th anniversary of Benjamin Britten’s ‘War Requiem’, Originally composed for the opening of the new Coventry Cathedral in 1962.
The performance followed two linked parts - the first being seated inside the modern Cathedral, with a focus on intimate and reflective choral moments, including singers and musicians rising from and moving around the audience, interspersed with sections of ambient music and sound. The performance then moved into the ruins of the Cathedral to experience a bold, performative ending, where the Cathedral singers were joined by community singers from in and around Coventry.