Friday, 5 March 2021

A Century of Music by British Women (1921-2021)

Errollyn Wallen & Madeleine Mitchell at RPS Awards 2019 (Photo Gillian Moore)
Errollyn Wallen & Madeleine Mitchell
at RPS Awards 2019 (Photo Gillian Moore)
For International Women’s Day (8 March 2021), violinist Madeleine Mitchell will be directing a free live-streamed concert from St John's Smith Square in which she and her London Chamber Ensemble celebrate a century of music by British women. 

The concert will include a new work by Errollyn Wallen, called Sojourner Truth after the abolitionist and campaigner for women’s rights, which was commissioned by Madeleine Mitchell and which will be performed alongside music by other contemporary women composers, Thea Musgrave, Judith Weir, Helen Grime, and Cheryl Frances-Hoad

There will also be the Piano Trio by Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979) which was written in 1921 and music by Ruth Gipps (1921-1999) who celebrates her centenary this year.  Completing the programme is the Suite for Nine Instruments from 1934 by Grace Williams (1906-1977).

Full details from St John's Smith Square website.

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