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Winchester Cathedral's Choir Performance

Yanamamo is an ecological composition, commissioned by the World Wide Fund For Nature to help us to learn more about the world in which we live. The Yanamamo is a tribe, the forest people, which has lived for thousands of years in harmony with nature. Things change and the tribe and rainforest basin are beset by the pressures of unfulfilled aspirations, poverty, greed and population growth in the surrounding countries. It sets out to illustrate the problems that exist in the Amazon Basin today, problems that are debated around the world.

Yanamamo By Peter Rose and Anne Conlon

Its message is simple:

The laws which demand the greatest respect are the unwritten laws which link all living things.

Both choirs will be providing solos throughout Yanamamo. The Cathedral Junior Choir, formed just 18 months ago, is an unauditioned choir for children from Hampshire, aged between 6 and 13 years. The Cathedral Youth Choir, for young people from 15 to 22 years old, will be supporting this programme, providing additional solos and contributing some choral items of their own.

Tickets: £10 from the Cathedral Box Office (01962 857275 and