Posted: 22 February 2018
The Londinium is a leading amateur choir with a reputation for performing unjustly neglected twentieth-century repertoire. It is having a celebratory concert on 10 March 2018, which will mark the launch of the Londinium's debut recording, now released on the SOMM label, of their new CD entitled 'The Gluepot Connection'. This is a CD of a selection of unaccompanied songs by British composers, who often frequented 'The George' pub in Great Portland Street, London in the first half of the twentieth century.
Alan Bush was not a member of the group but he knew many of those composers who formed 'The Gluepot Connection'. The Londinium have decided to include two of Alan Bush’s works in their new CD: Lidice (1947) and Like Rivers Flowing (1957). Both works have texts by Nancy Bush.
The programme of the concert includes Alan Bush's Lidice and works by Arnold Bax, John Ireland, Alan Rawsthorne, Peter Warlock, E.J. Moeran, Elizabeth Lutyens, Adrian Peacock and Kenneth Leighton.
Copies of the disc, which includes several premiere recordings, will be available to purchase at the concert.
Details of the concert are:
The Londinium with conductor Andrew Griffiths
Saturday 10th March 2018 at 7.30 pm, St Sepulchre-without-Newgate London EC1A 2DQ
Tickets: £12 ('early bird' discount) / £15 / £10 (students)
Further information from https//www.londinium-voices.org.uk/events