Multi-Story is a project that brings classical music to unexpected places, run by composer Kate Whitley and conductor Christopher Stark.

It began in 2011 with a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring for 100 musicians in a Car Park in Peckham Rye, London. The Multi-Story Orchestra plays in the Car Park every summer as well as touring schools, playing in night clubs, and running choir and education projects across the country.

Kate Whitley – Artistic Director & Composer
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Christopher Stark – Artistic Director & Conductor

composed by Kate Whitley to words by Holly McNish
performed in Peckham Rye multi-storey Car Park, 20th June 2014
conducted by Christopher Stark

Orchestral performers:
The Multi-Story Orchestra, Southwark Youth Orchestra, Lewisham Schools Sinfonia, Peckham Chamber Orchestra

Choir performers:
John Donne Singers, St John & St Clements Primary School, Kender Primary School, Rushey Green Primary School, Lyndhurst Primary School, Harris Primary Academy Peckham Park, Southwark and Lewisham Saturday Centre Vocal Groups, John Donne Community Choir

Film by Katherine Waters
Footage shot by Katherine Waters, Lucas Cannistraci, Sky Arts
Recording by Myles Eastwood

With thanks to: Jude Carlton, Lara Gisborne, Sue Round, Andrew Round, Frank Boxer and Frank’s Cafe, Stephanie Bates and Richard Moudiotis (Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe), Hannah Catherine Jones (Peckham Chamber Orchestra), Peter Hayward, Tim Jackson (Venture 3), Xanthe Sarr, John Webb, Jessica Maryon Davies, William Marsey, Anthony Maloney, John Donne Primary School, Lyndhurst Primary School and Kender Primary School.
Generously supported by: The Paul Hamlyn Foundation, Sky Academy, Arts Council England, The Idlewild Trust, The Samuel Gardner Memorial Trust, The Dischma Charitable Trust and The Derek Butler Trust

Jean Sibelius, Symphony no.5
performed in Peckham Rye multi-storey Car Park, 21st June 2014
conducted by Christopher Stark

Orchestral performers:
The Multi-Story Orchestra

First violin: Beatrice Philips*, Tansy Bennett, Joana Ly, Diane Aidenbaum, Alison Wyatt, Rebecca Minio-Paluello, Javier Garcia Aranda, Jonathan Davies, Maya Amin-Smith, Emily Bouwhuis, Lauren Forder, Claire Sledd

Second violin: Rowena Kennally*, Fred Taylor, Greta Mutlu, Alice Earll, Will Newell, Erzsebet Pozsgai, Heather Stewart, Reka Szabo, Gaelle-Anne Michel

Viola: Stephen Upshaw*, Clifton Harrison, Elitsa Bogdanova, Miguel Rodriguez, Charley Lake, Tina Chang, Lourenco Sampaio, Hannah Catherine Jones

Cello: Maarit Kangron*, Arthur Boutillier, Philip Collingham, James Greenfield, Emily Francis, Andrew Power

Double bass: Adam Wynter* , Marianne Schofield, Otto Willberg, Frances Emery, Gemma Murray

Flute: Hannah Grayson, Claire Wickes

Oboe: Mary Noden, Lydia Griffiths

Clarinet: Rozenn Le Trionnaire, Chris Goodman

Bassoon: Jonathan Davies, Freddie Scadding

Horn: Stephen Craigen, Carys Evans, Jon Farey, Peter Ryan

Trumpet: Sam Kinrade, Sarah Campbell, Rebecca Crawshaw

Trumbone: Gordon Machlachlan, Jamie Pimenta

Bass trombone: Jim Alexander

Timpani: Jude Carlton

Multi-Story November 2013 Schools Tour

Harris Boys Academy, Kingsdale Foundation, Harris Academy, Peckham Park Primary

Kate Whitley and Christopher Stark

Conductor: Christopher Stark
Violin: Kate Suthers, Amy Yuan, Julia Loucks, Minn Majoe, Tam Mott, Julian Fish, Lara Sullivan, Fred Taylor, Michelle Laimeche
Viola: Clifton Harrison, Matt Maguire, Tina Chang
Cello: Alex Rolton, Tom Wraith, Ariana Kashefi
Double Bass: William Cole, Vera Pereira

Footage and editing: Katherine Waters