Soprano Abigail in Porgy and Bess at Barbican (London)

CEFC Gershwin Bowler 420x596px V1Friday 20 October 2017 7:30 PM
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

Laura Bowler - Navigating the Dog Watch
Gershwin - Porgy and Bess (Litton concert version)

Crouch End Festival Chorus
London Orchestra da Camera
Inner Voices

David Temple - conductor
Francesca Chiejina - soprano
Abigail Kelly - soprano
Ronald Samm - tenor
Rodney Earl Clarke - bass-baritone

Crouch End Festival Chorus presents the vibrant and dramatic Porgy and Bess alongside the world premiere of Navigating the Dog Watch by young theatrically-minded composer Laura Bowler.

Based on a recent visit to some remote Atlantic islands, Bowler's wordless piece transforms their environment into an aural landscape using the infinite possibilities of the human voice, with a backdrop of film projections.

This performance marks a new collaboration with Inner Voices, one of London's emerging and talented youth choirs. Boldly juxtaposing Bowler's new work with Gershwin's Porgy and Bess, this performance brings together the passion, energy and quality that Crouch End Festival Chorus is known for.

Booking information

Friday 20 October 2017, 7.30pm
Barbican Hall, Silk Street, London EC2Y 8DS

TICKETS: £28 / £24 / £18 / £12.50 plus booking fee*

Half price for full time students aged 21 and under
20% discount for CEFC Friends, Crouch End Project Cardholders, and Barbican members and residents
Open to Barbican Young Members' scheme
Barbican box office: 020 7638 8891

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