UEFA Girls’s EURO Match 2022 Commissions Feminine Composer

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Shirley J. Thompson OBE is a Jamaican-English composer, conductor, and violinist. She joins the Union of European Soccer Affiliation (UEFA) Girls’s EURO 2022 Arts Program to current works alongside different feminine artists to have a good time and encourage the wealthy historical past of ladies in soccer. 

Thompson might be main performances of her work with the UK’s Royal Philharmonic Orchestra (RPO) all through the UEFA Girls’s EURO Match in stadiums throughout 9 host cities within the UK from July 6–31, 2022.

Titled “Stunning Recreation,” Thompson’s commemoration anthem for UEFA Girls’s Soccer was impressed by three prompts set by author Hazel Gould and likewise mirrored on phrases and concepts submitted by soccer followers through a nationwide callout in March this 12 months. 



RPO musicians and girls composers Rosie Bergonzi, Charlotte Harding, Alice Phelps, Detta Danford, Sam Mason, and Raye Harvey, additionally joined with their communities to create native anthems encompassing the spirit of every space, with participation reaching over 3,000 individuals. 

“[We] are delighted to be working with the Soccer Affiliation on the UEFA Girls’s EURO 2022 Arts Programme, which is able to interact followers in a spread of musical alternatives and public occasions celebrating the historical past, ethos and future of ladies’s soccer,” the RPO acknowledged on their web site.

Thompson has additionally created “Momentum,” a Concerto for Soccer and Orchestra. The primary of its sort, the rating recorded by the RPO has been paired with varied soccer strategies, each complicated and easy, which may be practiced alongside the music. 



The Girls’s EURO 2022 Arts Program’s different commissions embody interactive installations by award-winning visible artist Emma Smith, interdisciplinary artist Deborah Goatley-Birch, plus setting and social justice group, Idle Girls.

“We’re delighted to be working with a rare group of artists, historians, gamers, collaborators and establishments throughout the nation to understand a big arts and heritage programme that may pay tribute to girls who’ve devoted their lives to the sport of soccer,” added Caterina Loriggio, Arts and Heritage Lead for the UEFA Girls’s EURO 2022, in line with SheffNews. “We’re thrilled to be sharing these tales and hope that it’s going to nurture the following technology of followers and girls soccer gamers”.