Music Room

Close Up Concert

The Art of Change: Suffrage

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Rhonda Browne
contralto
Christine Cunnold
soprano
Grace Nyandoro
soprano
Louise Wayman
soprano
Oliver Hunt
bass
Nicola Rose
piano
Lila Palmer
playwright
Fiona Williams
director
Eve Harrison
composer
Ella Jarman-Pinto
composer

With 100 years of suffrage in the UK, the ensemble The Art of Change will be celebrating this event and exploring the stories that led to this historical moment alongside its implications in modern society.

The performance combines dialogue with existing art songs, folk songs, and newly written songs, by composers Eve Harrison and Ella Jarman-Pinto. The piece covers three historic eras through the eyes of four women: the leveller Elizabeth Lilburne, the suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, and two fictional modern MPs, interweaving their stories to explore how the voices of women have been heard over time.

Seating is unreserved, and doors open one hour prior to the concert start time. New this season, you can secure seats closest to the stage, by booking into our premium seating area. Premium tickets are limited, and seats within the space are unallocated.

The March of the Women      Words Cicely Hamilton, Music Ethel Smyth
In Haven      Words Caroline Alice Elgar, Music Edward Elgar
Nun Hast du Mir      Words Adelbert von Chamisso, Music Robert Schumann
Allan’s Song      Words Lila Palmer, Music Ella Jarman-Pinto
Maid on the Shore
     Traditional Folksong
Twitter Song
     Words Eve Harrison & Lila Palmer, Music Eve Harrison
To vote, my friends
     Words Lila Palmer, Music Eve Harrison
Prison      Words Paul Verlaine, Music Gabriel Faure
Der Kuβ      Words Christian Felix Weisse, Music Ludwig van Beethoven
Die Schwestern
     Words Eduard Mörike, Music Johannes Brahms
Der Tod und Das Mädchen      Words Matthias Claudius, Music Franz Schubert
Counting the Mad      Words Donald Justice, Music Rick Burley
Waitin’
     Words Arnold Weinstein, Music William Bolcom
Why do they shut me out of heaven
     Words Emily Dickinson, Music A. Copland
A cause worth fighting for      Words Chris Moon-Little, Music Ella Jarman-Pinto
Nebbie      Words Ada Negri, Music Ottorino Respighi
Schmerzen
     Words Mathilde Wesendonck, Music Richard Wagner

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Please note subscription discounts do not apply to these concerts and they may not be included in your ‘flexi’ series.

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