Monday 20 February 2017

Hidden Lives: Secret Loves - Song in the City

LGBT History Month
Song in the City's Spring series starts today, 20 February 2017, at lunchtime in the hall of St Botolph without Bishopsgate. For today's event artistic director Gavin Robert's has curated a concert which explores the tragic life of the pianist Noel Mewton-Wood who was esteemed in the British Music establishment, yet sadly committed suicide in 1953, blaming himself for the death of his lover William Fedrick, with whom he lived. (Benjamin Britten wrote Canticle III: Still falls the rain for a concert in Mewton-Wood's memory).

The concert is one of a pair Song in the City is presenting for LGBT History Month, under the title Hidden Lives: Secret Loves. On Monday 27 February, 2017 the concert will tell the story of the poet AE Housman with settings of his poems including RVW's On Wenlock Edge. Further ahead the Young Artists in the City series presents programmes devised by piano accompaniment students and recent graduates, starting with a programme about strong female figures in the arts.

Full details from the Song in the City website.

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