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Water Hymn 



Film Premiere

8th May 2021


Leo Geyer

Sarah-Louise Kristiansen

Costume Design

Sebastian Freeburn 




Bryony Harrison, Erica Mulkern,

Bethan Smith, Rebecca Stead 



Exeter College Chapel Choir

(Music Director Christopher Holman)


Audio Engineer

Musicarta Media 


Film Production

YSP Media


Director & Editor

Christopher Bevan



Jackie Teboul


Location Sound Engineer

Benjamin Hodge

Inspired by the Darley Pageant by Wendy Bitton, this new opera-ballet pays homage to the unceasing energy of the River Derwent that gave power to the former cotton industry in Darley Abbey.

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As part of Constella's Spin A Tale, a partnership with Derbyshire’s Darley Abbey to bring its heritage to life through a series of seven short films with newly commissioned dance, music and drama. 

Click here to explore the other works created for Spin A Tale including Constella's collaborations with the local community. 

Spin A Tale was produced by Constella OperaBallet in collaboration with Beam, supporting Darley Abbey Day 2021 for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site Great Place Scheme, funded by National Lottery Heritage Fund and Arts Council England.

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Darley Abbey Community Association 

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