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Thursday, 17 May 2012

Events: The Chalk Legend: When Viking Skeletons were unearthed on the Weymouth relied road

Join over 300 musicians, singers, actors, dancers and one JCB digger for the finale of the BSO's awe-inspiring event to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralymic Games.

Join the BSO's new music ensemble Kokoro, Dorset Youth Orchestra, Bournemouth Symphony Chorus & Youth Chorus, Youth Singers from seven Dorset schools, actors, dancers, two soloists, one conductor and a JCB digger for the finale of the BSO's awe-inspiring event to mark the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Weymouth and Portland.

Over a thousand years ago, a group of young Vikings were cruelly executed on the Ridgeway above Weymouth - far from home, alone in a foreign land, for a reason that will never be known. The Chalk Legend tells the story of these Vikings through an amazing 75 minute interactive performance composed by award-winning composer Stephen McNeff. Spanning the 10th to the 21st centuries, the dramatic show revals the forgotten world of Dorset told by the people who live there today.



Join them in the transformed and mystical arena at the National Sailing Academy in Weymouth and Portland just days before the London 2012 Organising Committee arrive and Portland becomes the focus of world-wide attention during the 2012 Olympic Sailing Competition. The Chalk Legend has been awared LOCOG's Inspire Mark and is an official Cultural Olympic 'Trailblazing' event.

For a preview of what awaits, watch the video below featuring the world-premiere of a selection of The Chalk Legend music performed by the Dorset Youth Orchestra and a chorus of Dorset school children.
  • Friday 18 May : 8.00pm
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  • Saturday 19 May : 5.00pm
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  • Saturday 19 May : 8.00pm
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