Urban Oratorio 2017

Upstate Theatre Project and the  Drogheda Arts Festival
present a Drogheda Arts Festival premiere


26-27 April 2017
Droichead Arts Centre, Drogheda

Tickets: €16 / €14 BOOK HERE

Watch the promo video HERE

Like all good stories, no one knows what happens next.

An uplifting evening of music and spoken word that explores what it is to be part of something bigger than ourselves. With Upstate Theatre Project, the Drogheda Orchestral Collective and poet John Cummins, this is a celebration of humanity, collective influence, civil disobedience and cultural anarchy: an antidote of overtures for a post-truth society.

Join the chorus. Advance the plot. Together, glory is within our reach.

Upstate Theatre Project, celebrating twenty years of grassroots performance

Director: Declan Mallon
Assistant Director: Grainne Rafferty
Musical Director: Aideen Morrissey
Videographer: Kilian Waters
Production Design: John McGovern
Poster Artwork: Noel Feeney
Performed by Upstate Theatre Project, the Drogheda Orchestral Collective, and poet John Cummins

Urban Oratorio is kindly supported by the Arts Council and Drogheda Arts Festival

Urban Oratorio Playlist
Here are some of the songs suggested by the public for the pre and post-show soundtrack.

Get Up Stand Up by Bob Marley and the Wailers

Strange Fruit by Billie Holiday

Between the Wars by Billy Bragg

Blowing in the Wind by Bob Dylan

Break for the Border by Paddy Goodwin and Friends

Ohio by Crosby, Stills Nash and Young

Colony by Damien Dempsey

The Ghetto by Donny Hathaway

The Universal Soldier by Donovan

The Revolution will not be Televised by Gil Scott Heron

Woke Up This Morning by John Legend

Imagine by John Lennon

Europe is Lost by Kate Tempest

Everything is Everything by Lauryn Hill

The Future by Leonard Cohen

The Partisan by Leonard Cohen

Seriously by Leslie Odom Jr.

Inner City Blues by Marvin Gaye

What’s Goin On by Marvin Gaye

I Wish I Knew How It Would Feel to Be Free by Nina Simone

We Shall Overcome by Pete Seeger

I Ain’t Marching Anymore by Phil Ochs

Fight The Power by Public Enemy

Killing in the Name Of by Rage Against the Machine

Shipbuilding by Robert Wyatt

A Change Is Gonna Come by Sam Cooke

God Save the Queen by The Sex Pistols

Rock the Casbah by The Clash

Oh Freedom by The Golden Gospel Singers

Ain’t Nobody Gonna Turn Me Around by The Roots