21 Sep 2018 WEIGHING THE EARTH (world premiere)

Details

Time : 7.30pm
Venue : St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge, London SW1X 8SH
Address : 32a Wilton Place, Knightsbridge, London
Zip : SW1X 8SH
Contact Website : http://www.bbc.co.uk/showsandtours/shows/bbc_singers_21sept18

The BBC Singers join forces with British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (BASCA) to present a concert of Choral music inspired by refugees.

Historically, the plight of refugees has provided artistic inspiration for composers and librettists, and this remains the case in the 21st century.

Alongside eight works submitted by composers for this project are two BASCA commissions from refugees recent and past Basel Saleh and Michael Graubart, as well as works by two prominent British female composers Cecilia McDowell and Joanna Marsh.

PLEASE NOTE:
Free tickets for BASCA members can be reserved by emailing anna@basca.org.uk. Tickets reserved this way will guarantee entry and allow queue jump access.

Free tickets for non-members are available via the BBC website here. Please note: the BBC release more tickets than there are places to ensure a full house so cannot guarantee entry and advise arriving early to avoid disappointment.

PROGRAMME:
Sebastian Androne-Nakanishi – Fearful Darkness
Aftab Darvishi – And the world stopped, Lacking you…
Chris Hutchings – Three Memories of Kurdistan
Deborah Pritchard – EXODUS
Lydia Jane Pugh – Adiraï (Misplaced)
Katarina Pustinek Rakar – Das Rufen der Seelen
Gareth Treseder – These Strangers, In A Foreign World (Hine ma tov)
Alison Willis – Non Omnis Moriar

Michael Graubart – Cardamom Snow
Basel Saleh – Salabtany

Joanna Marsh – Weighing the Earth
Cecilia McDowall – A Girl from Aleppo