Monday 27 June 2022

Love in Bloom: for its Pride concert, the Fourth Choir explores the subject of love

Stone Nest
Stone Nest
Under guest conductor Ben Horden, the Fourth Choir is presenting Love in Bloom at Stone Nest on Shaftesbury Avenue on Saturday 9 July 2022 as the choir's Pride Celebration. The subject of the concert is Love, with contributes from both Kate Rusby and Michel Le Grand, Shakespeare and Shelley, as well as music by Cecilia McDowall and Judith Weir, plus Britten's Hymn to St Cecilia, his setting of words by W.H. Auden that ask whether love should be chaste or sexual - St Cecilia or Aphrodite. All that plus choral arrangements of pieces from Rent and West Side Story.

Stone Nest of course used to be the scene of the Limelight, London’s most hedonistic nightclub in the 1980s, perhaps we can still feel the aura of Boy George, Bob Geldof, George Michael and the international glitterati who used to hang out there!

The Fourth Choir is London's LGBT + chamber choir for non-professional singers. Focusing on performing great choral works from early music to contemporary masterpieces, the Choir was formed in 2013 with the aim of representing the LGBT+ community on London's classical music scene.

Full details from the Fourth Choir's website. 

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