We are, sadly and frustratingly, still in the midst of the pandemic. Nevertheless -- such a hopeful word -- October sees the launch of a new musical initiative: the 1st HARZ FIRE Biennale, Sangerhausen. Special guests are Trinity Boys Choir (London), Babett Niclas (Harp), Laura Maeke (Violin), and Daniel Mathieson (Organ). Also appearing are the youth choirs Voces Juvenales (Sangerhausen) and Cantatum (Roßleben). Following a series of events in the Harz Region, the final concert takes place on Saturday 8 October 2022 in the churches of St Ulrici and St Jacobi Sangerhausen. The programme is entitled VOICES OF FIRE, and presents works by Renaissance composers Thomas Tallis, William Byrd and Robert Whyte, two well known choral pieces by Benjamin Britten, as well as music of our own times, including pieces by Judith Weir and Ben Parry, as well as some of my own works scored for chorus and solo harp, and chorus and solo violin.