The service, organised by the All Party Parliamentary Group for Baby Loss, saw our MA Songwriting Programme Leader perform an original song, ‘I Can Love You From Here’, written for her daughter Liberty who sadly passed away in January 2011.
The service was attended by parents and MPs who have lost children and had high profile attendees and speakers including the Leader of the House Andrea Leadsom. The event was part of a campaign to break the silence around baby loss in the UK which also includes leading MPs such as Nicola Sturgeon among its supporters.
Commenting, Sophie said:
“I was proud to perform at the Houses of Parliament but particularly to be able to bring a new lyrical perspective to something which hasn’t been written about before in song.
I received some great feedback from attendees about how refreshing it was to have lyrics that were suitable to the occasion and the service itself. Pieces of art about baby loss are generally not available yet. It was a very inspiring and moving event in an extraordinary medieval chapel with some of the best natural acoustics I’ve ever heard. ”
The song is now expected to be recorded and released to raise awareness around Baby Loss Awareness Week in 2019.
Visit babyloss-awareness.org to find out more.