Composers are being called upon to write a song in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, which will be recorded by musical theatre performers with the proceeds going to charity.
The brainchild of producer Danielle Tarento and actor and producer Paul Wilkins, the initiative, called A Song for Our Time, is seeking an original song to be recorded by West End performers and a virtual choir.
All proceeds will go to theatrical charity Acting for Others.
Tarento and Wilkins said: “We want to do something useful, that not only raises money for the self-employed in the performing arts who have been hit so hard by the current situation, but also that creates something utterly meaningful.
“We are joining forces with a host of wonderful humans in order to create something inspiring that harnesses the incredible talent our brilliant industry has to offer.
“We welcome submissions from anyone, and we mean anyone. Whether you’re an established musical theatre writer or an emerging artist, we would love to hear what you have to offer.”
The final song will be selected by The Last Five Years composer Jason Robert Brown.
Songs must be submitted anytime until April 10. More information on submitting or becoming involved in the recording of the track can be found here.