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Concert - Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy

Roderick Williams

Sunday 7th July 2019

19:00 - 20:00, Queen Elizabeth Hall, Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road, London SE1 8XX

Free Event.

Chineke! Orchestra presents Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy - a new commission, and a significant new work for their jazz-inspired programme, by Roderick Williams.

The commission, scored for voice and orchestra, and featuring Roderick as soloist, features text taken from Ethiopia Boy, Chris Beckett's book of poems about his upbringing in Ethiopia, and will be a significant new work which Chineke! plans to tour in future jazz-inspired programmes.

Better known to some as a baritone soloist, Roderick Williams' reputation as a composer is growing steadily. His Advent antiphon O Adonai has become something of a favourite for choirs on both sides of the Atlantic and his Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined was awarded the BASCA prize for Choral Composition in 2016.

Chineke! Orchestra is giving a few free concerts where the 15-minute piece is performed twice, with a short Q&A session with the composer between the performances.

The event is free - but you do need to book tickets.

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