Lifetime: Songs of Life and Evolution

The North Cambridge Family Opera participated in the first ever, city-wide Cambridge Science Festival. The North Cambridge Family Opera Company's newly formed Festival Chorus performed the American premiere of Lifetime: Songs of Life and Evolution by contemporary English composer David Haines (creator of The Puzzle Jigs, which we performed in 2003).

Lifetime is a 90-minute oratorio (a choral work which tells a story) informs and excites its participants and audiences about the story of life and evolution, a critical area of science through song. Each song in the Lifetime repertoire addresses a distinct subject area along the timeline of evolution:

Other movements include: Cetacean, Eras, and Queen Bee.

Cambridge Science Festival Partners include MIT, Harvard University, the Boston Museum of Science, WGBH Boston, Cambridge City Council, Cambridge Public Schools and Cambridge Public Library.

Funding for the Family Opera's performance of Lifetime has been provided in part by:
Cambridge Arts Council       New England Foundation for the Arts       Massachusetts Cultural Council       Council for the Arts at MIT