Hidden voices: songs by women composers
Join us for a celebration of ‘Religion, Belief and Philosophy’ as told through the music and songs of female composers from the 16th century to modern day,
As part of LGBT History Month, Eleanor Cramer, Anita Dutta and Lara Gisborne perform beautiful and powerful songs that capture women’s thoughts and emotions through the ages, including one of the twentieth century’s most influential classical teachers.
Nadia Boulanger taught the majority of the twentieth century’s famous composers, including Aaron Copland. Our trio will perform a song by her. We also sing her sister Lily’s almost chilling Pie Jesu.
A great find that we are excited to be performing is ‘The Artists’ Secret’ by Dutch composer Henriette Bosmans, who lived with her female lover in the early twentieth century.
Other songs to be performed include Emily Hall’s folk-style songs about birth, songs by Judith Weir and a new commission.