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The Fourth Choir

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Members of The Fourth Choir dressed in black

For its tenth anniversary concert, The Fourth Choir, London’s LGBT+ classical choir, celebrates the life, loves and legacy of Dame Ethel Smyth. 

Dame Ethel Smyth – suffragette, bisexual and the first female composer to be made a Dame of the British Empire – inspires a journey through 1000 years of choral music. Hear masterpieces from the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the 19th century and the present day, with two world premieres: a setting of poetry by Emily Dickinson by Kerry Andrew, and a collaboration that pairs words by actor and poet Ashleigh Wilder with music by singer-songwriter and activist CN Lester.

Formed in 2013 to represent the LGBT+ community on London’s classical music scene, the choir has performed at venues in London and beyond, including Shakespeare’s Globe, the Royal Albert Hall, Jazz Café, the Royal Concertgebouw and Antwerp’s Queer Arts Festival. Tonight they embark on a new chapter with their first performance with newly appointed Musical Director, Jamie Powe.

Tagged with: Classical music

This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval


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Milton Court Concert Hall