International Women’s Day: Songbird
Join us in the oculus area on the ground floor for this short concert by the RNCM Chamber Choir, in celebration of International Women’s Day. Inspired by birdsong, ‘Songbird’ is an all female composer programme. The programme will include works by Fanny Mendelssohn, Sarah Quartel and Roxanna Panufnik.
The RNCM Chamber Choir is an auditioned ensemble of 24 voices and is open to students of all Schools of Study. The Chamber Choir regularly participates in projects with the Hallé, recently as the semi-chorus in Berlioz’s Romeo and Juliet and alongside the chorus in Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony. They also have a close relationship with the Edvard Grieg Kor, a professional vocal ensemble based in Bergen, Norway. In 2019 the Chamber Choir travelled to Bergen to perform Stravinsky’s Symphony of Psalms with the EGK and Bergen Philharmonic under the baton of Thierry Fischer. The choir benefits from the involvement of David Hill, the RNCM’s International Chair in Choral Conducting, who visits several times a year, and Stuart Overington, who directs the ensembles.
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