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.
This performance will finish at approximately 9.30pm, including a 20-minute interval
Promoted by The Fourth Choir
*Sanchia McCormack has had to withdraw from this performance due to a family emergency. We're grateful to Charlie Josephine for stepping in.
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Milton Court Concert Hall
Milton Court Concert Hall is located within the Guildhall School of Music and Drama and is approximately a 5 minute walk from the Barbican entrance on Silk Street.
Silk St, London
Nearby public transport
We are within walking distance from a number of London Underground stations, the closest being Barbican, Old Street, St Paul’s and Moorgate. The nearest train stations are Liverpool Street and Farringdon. Bus Route 153 runs directly past the Barbican along Chiswell Street
Car and bicycle parking
We have free bicycle spaces and paid car parking spaces available
If you have any access-related queries, or are planning to attend a performance and would like to discuss your access requirements in advance, please email the Guildhall Facilities Department or call 020 7628 2571 and ask to speak to the duty manager.
Accessible parking for Milton Court is available at Barbican Car Park 3