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    Women Composers Festival

    Sat 9 Jul, 7.30pm
    Queen Elizabeth Hall
    Classical music
    £20 ⁠–⁠ £27
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    Oriana Cutty Sark
    Kathleen Holman

    Singing to celebrate music by women composers, choirs from around the UK perform groundbreaking choral music, including a world premiere by Hannah Kendall.

    Displaying the power, diversity and genius of women composers past and present, London Oriana Choir brings together the Edinburgh Singers, Southern Spirit Singers and Archer Academy.

    All the choirs combine at the end of the evening to perform the rousing finale.

    This evening's concert represents the culmination of London Oriana Choir’s pioneering five15 initiative to champion women composers with new commissions, increased programming, workshops, recordings and an online anthology.

    The performance features groundbreaking a cappella commissions from all five composers in residence: Hannah Kendall, Cheryl Frances-Hoad, Rebecca Dale, Jessica Curry and Anna Disley-Simpson.

    Shortly celebrating its 50th anniversary, London Oriana Choir regularly performs in the capital, around the country and abroad under the leadership of musical director Dominic Ellis-Peckham.

    • London Oriana Choir
    • Dominic Ellis-Peckham musical director
    • Edinburgh Singers
    • Alastair Digges musical director
    • Southern Spirit Singers
    • Andy King conductor
    • Archer Academy
    • Alice Humphrey conductor
    • choir to be announced
    • Sarah Quartet: Swept away
    • Aileen Sweeney: We will no longer sing into the silence
    • Kate Rusby: Underneath the stars
    • Hannah Kendall: Tuxedo: Dust Bowl #3 (World premiere)
    • Interval
    • Kerry Andrew: who we are
    • Jessica Curry: I loved you first
    • Cheryl Frances-Hoad: So true a fool is love
    • Ailsa Dixon: These things shall be
    • Rebecca Dale: Salve regina
    • Anna Disley-Simpson: In the blue
    • Jessica Curry: Home
    • Cecilia McDowall: Regina Caeli
    • Shruthi Rajasekar: Green Fingers
    • Tara Mack: In Lak'ech (You are my other me)

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    Age recommendation

    For ages 7+

    Dates & times

    Sat 9 Jul, 7.30pm
    Approximate run time: 120 mins.
    Run times may vary by up to 20 minutes as they can be affected by last-minute programme changes, intervals and encores.


    • Standard entry£20 ⁠–⁠ £27*
    • Concessions25%**

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