Monday, 9 June 2014

Campkin Premiere launches LGBT commissioning campaign

King's Sappho by Ferdinand Seeboeck (1893), photograph by Phil Sayer
by Ferdinand Seeboeck (1893)
photograph by Phil Sayer
The Fourth Choir, London's newest LGBT chamber choir will be giving the premiere of Alexander Campkin's Unleash the beauty of your eyes as part of the concert Circle Songs in the chapel at King's College London on 20 June 2014. 

Campkin's new piece sets text by the Greek poet Sappho and will be performed around a statue of Sappho (by German sculptor Ferdinand Seeboeck) which is located in the King's Building foyer. Conducted by artistic director Dominic Peckham, the choir will also be performing music by Victoria, Nusch, Durufle and Bobby McFerrin.

The concert also sees the launch of the group's crowd-funding campaign to commission a series of works based on Sappho's poetry with the explicit intention of increasing the amount of contemporary music which sets explicitly LGBT texts.

Further information from the Fourth Choir's website.

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