Emily Levy is a British singer and composer with particular interest in voice, sound design and narrative work. She writes for radio, soundtrack, ensembles and choirs with organisations such as BBC Radio 3,4 & 6, Streetwise Opera, Britten Pears Arts and Opera North. Her project ‘Songs of Belonging’ is in development with support from ACE, Sound and Music and Britten Pears Arts. With musical influences that range from medieval to classical, folk to jazz, Emily seeks to blur boundaries between stylistic genres, focusing on listening and responding to specific stories, sounds and ideas.  

New Voices 2019

You can watch a Work In Progress extract of Songs of Belonging here, Emily’s new multi media work by that straddles concert, theatre and film, created as part of the New Voices 2019 programme. It combines recorded speech, an ensemble of singers and instrumentalists and integrated visuals by artist Magali Charrier. It explores themes of ‘home’ and ‘identity’ and how dramatic possibilities can open up when we find common language in contrasting lives.

Below you can watch a video of the Songs of Belonging final event.

Read an interview with Emily on the project here.


Here I Stand (feat. Matthew Bourne)


Emily Levy - Songs of Belonging [Audio Postcard 03/06/21]