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* WORLD PREMIERE * AFTER WINTER
THURSDAY 1 JULY 2021 8:00pm
After Winter
Spitalfields Music Festival 2021

Errollyn Wallen - Festival Curator

Simon Halsey CBE (Conductor)
London Symphony Chorus
City of London Sinfonia
Chris Glynn (Piano)

Programme to include:

ERROLLYN WALLEN After Winter *WORLD PREMIERE
HOWARD GOODALL Never Forget
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Christ Church Spitalfields
Commercial Street
London E1 6LY
United Kingdom
* WORLD PREMIERE * NEW WORK
SATURDAY 3 JULY 2021 8:00pm
New Work
Héloïse Werner (Soprano)
Kit Downes (Organ)
Colin Alexander (Cello)

Each performer will offer around twenty minutes of their own solo works, written since March 2020, and the programme will also feature five short text pieces written especially for the occasion by Errollyn Wallen, Shiva Feshareki, Jasmin Kent Rodgman, Jonathan Cole and Love Ssega.
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St. Johns' Smith Square
Smith Square
London SW1P 3HA
United Kingdom
020 7222 1061
BUXTON INTERNATIONAL FESTIVAL - Dido's Ghost
SUNDAY 11 JULY 2021 7:15pm
WEDNESDAY 14 JULY 2021 7:15pm
SATURDAY 17 JULY 2021 7:15pm
Dido's Ghost
A new opera incorporating Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Sung in English with side-titles.

Libretto by Wesley Stace

John Butt (Conductor)
Frederic Wake-Walker (Director)
Anna Jones (Designer)
Ben Pickersgill (Lighting Designer)

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Idunnu Muench - Dido/Anna
Matthew Brook - Aeneas
Nardus Williams - Belinda
Jessica Gillingwater - Spirit/Lavinia
Tim Dickinson Sorcerer/Elymas

Dunedin Consort
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Buxton International Festival co-commissioned production in partnership with the Barbican Centre, Mahogany Opera, Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale, and Dunedin Consort.
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Edinburgh Int. Festival - Dido's Ghost
FRIDAY 20 AUGUST 2021 7:30pm
SATURDAY 21 AUGUST 2021 7:30pm
SUNDAY 22 AUGUST 2021 7:30pm
Dido's Ghost
A new opera incorporating Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas

Libretto by Wesley Stace

John Butt (Conductor)
Frederic Wake-Walker (Director)
Anna Jones (Designer)

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Golda Schultz - Dido/Anna
Matthew Brook - Aeneas
Nardus Williams - Belinda
Allison Cook - Lavinia
Henry Waddington - Sorcerer

Dunedin Consort
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Co-commissioned by Edinburgh International Festival, Dunedin Consort and Mahogany Opera, the Barbican Centre, Buxton International Festival and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra & Chorale
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Edinburgh Academy Junior School
10 Arboretum Road
Edinburgh EH3 5PL
United Kingdom
0131 473 2000
CHINEKE! DUO - NOISENIGHT 2
SATURDAY 28 AUGUST 2021 6:00pm
Five Postcards
Sarah Daramy-Williams (Violin)
Natalia Senior-Brown (Viola)

Programme to include:

Errollyn Wallen - Five Postcards
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Hoxton Underbelly
11 Hoxton Square
London N1 6NU
United Kingdom
020 7613 1988
WORLD PREMIERE OF new opera QUAMINO'S MAP
SATURDAY 23 APRIL 2022 7:30pm
This story is loosely inspired by the novel Incomparable World by S. I. Martin, who serves as Historical Consultant for this project.

Juba Freeman: Curtis Bannister
Amelia Alumond: Flora Wall
Quamino Dolly: Damien Geter

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 3pm
Studebaker Theater
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago, IL 60605

Production Sponsor: Virginia Tobiason
Commission Sponsor: The Robert & Isabelle Bass Foundation, Inc.
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
QUAMINO'S MAP: Chicago Opera Theatre
FRIDAY 29 APRIL 2022 7:30pm
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
QUAMINO'S MAP: Chicago Opera Theatre
SUNDAY 1 MAY 2022 3:00pm
Studebaker Theatre
410 S Michigan Ave
Chicago IL 60605
USA
ISM 2020 DISTINGUISHED MUSICIAN AWARD TO ERROLLYN QUAMINO'S MAP: new opera for Chicago Opera Theatre DIDO'S GHOST: tour to Buxton and Edinburgh Festivals
Belize-born British composer, pianist and singer-songwriter, Errollyn Wallen CBE has been announced as the recipient of the 2020 ISM Distinguished Musician Award, one of the highest honours within the music industry, for services to music. Music by Errollyn Wallen
Libretto by Deborah Brevoort

A story about the enduring pull of freedom – and the ends to which people will go to achieve it.

Juba Freeman arrives in London after winning his freedom from slavery by fighting for the British in the Revolutionary War. Thrown headfirst into British society, he meets Amelia Alumond, a member of the British Black gentry, and reconnects with other ex-slaves who are struggling to build new lives for themselves as free men. Inspired by historical events, the opera sheds a light on a forgotten corner of history – and challenges current assumptions of what life was like in 18th-century London for a person of colour.

Saturday, April 23, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Friday, April 29, 2022 @ 7:30pm
Sunday, May 1, 2022 @ 3pm


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Composed to a libretto by Wesley Stace, and incorporating Purcell's Dido and Aeneas, DIDO'S GHOST is a commission from Dunedin Consort, Barbican Centre, Mahogany Opera,Edinburgh International Festival, Buxton International Festival and Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra and Chorale. After a triumphant premiere at the Barbican Centre on June 6th it will tour to Buxton and Edinburgh Festivals in July and August. Check the calendar for all the dates.
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