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