We invite you to join us on Tuesday 17th April for an afternoon of musical lectures, presentations and discussion groups, interspersed with short performances by an outstanding cross-cultural recorder group Parandrus and other Commonwealth musicians at the Princess Alexandra Hall at Over-Seas House in St James’ in Central London.
Events continue until the evening, culminating in a spectacular performance by ROSL’s prizewinning ensemble KABANTU. Refreshments and drinks will be provided throughout the afternoon.
The Forum it will be a fantastic opportunity to share ideas about how The Commonwealth can be engaged better to support music, and to make connections with other international musicians and Commonwealth guests.
TCR is most grateful to The Royal Over-Seas League and ROSL Arts for its kind support.
Thursday 19th April 2018, 7:30pm St George’s, Hanover Square
A dazzling concert featuring the Commonwealth Festival Orchestra and Choir, The Purcell School’s pupil-led ensemble ‘Philomel’ and musicians from the Divine Symphony Orchestra, Nigeria. Supporting victims of Hurricane Irma in Antigua, Barbuda and Dominica
The concert will feature World Premiers from the National Youth Orchestra of Great Britain’s Principal Composer, Josh Mock; 2018 winner of the Royal Opera House Fanfare Competition, Manish Sanga and Musician in Residence at the world renowned Purcell School of Music, Carol Jones.
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7:30pm, Friday 20th April 2018, 7pm
St James’ Church Piccadilly,
The Purcell School for young musicians flagship music tech show is being taken on the road for the first time. The concert will feature spectacularly talented young Commonwealth musicians and composers from the Purcell School, string players from Muson in Nigeria, Lorraine Lionheart & her ensemble from Botswana, the Anglo-Indian singer Gayatri Nair (as featured in The Voice on ITV), celebrated young guitarist Billy Watmon and ‘Drumming for Peace’ including more than 50 drummers from all over the Commonwealth! Absolutely not to be missed.
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We are delighted to announce that members of Ardvreck School’s Pipe band will be joining us for our Sound Image Movement concert in St James’ Church, Piccadilly on Friday 20th April. Ardvreck School, based in Crieff, is one of Scotland’s most prestigious prep schools. A very musical school almost all pupils learn an instrument as part of their education. The group is made up of young pipers aged 9-13 who have won many prizes across Scotland.
The School Pipe Band have already performed on Edinburgh’s Royal Mile as part of the Royal Mile parade and are regularly seen around Perthshire supporting a wide array of events. As a special celebration this year, they are aiming to combine their love of piping with the thrill of climbing and are looking to scale some of the UK’s most inaccessible pinnacles in order to pipe from the top!
We are delighted that the Ardvreck pipers will be performing before the concert in St James’ Church Piccadilly. You can find further details of the concert here.