Event Calendar

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A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,
Oct 27 @ 7:15 pm
A Revolution in Sexual Politics @ Hinde Street Methodist Church,  | England | United Kingdom

A celebration of the 50th anniversary of the (partial) decriminalisation of homosexuality in England and Wales. The programme ranges from Lieder by Schubert and Richard Strauss which have an underground gay slant, through to settings of gay poets Verlaine, Proust, Gertrude Stein, A E Housman, W H Auden and others, and music by Reynaldo Hahn, Samuel Barber, Poulenc, Britten, Noel Coward, Cole Porter, Lee Hoiby, Ned Rorem, Saint-Saëns, John Ireland, and many other gay composers. We include the earliest ever gay rights protest song (Das Lila Lied by Spoliansky), written in 1921 and many other little known gems illustrating the story leading up to the 1967 Act.
Performed by Lorena Paz Nieto (soprano), winner of the Oxford Lieder Festival Young Artist programme and Michael Mofidian (bass baritone), a member of the prestigious Royal Academy of Music Song Circle, Kevin Moore (speaker), Prior Anthony in World Without End TV series, Melchior in The Inn at Lydda at Wanamaker Playhouse, and Nigel Foster (piano).

Women’s Lives and Loves @ Hinde Street Methodist Church
Nov 3 @ 7:15 pm
Women’s Lives and Loves @ Hinde Street Methodist Church | England | United Kingdom

Gemma Summerfield – Soprano,
Nigel Foster – Piano
Gay Soper – Speaker

A performance of Frauenliebe und Leben, Schumann’s iconic cycle of a woman’s life and love, and other songs by women composers, with readings from the diaries and journals of famous and infamous lesbians throughout history, including Virginia Woolf, Vita Sackville-West, Radclyffe Hall, Anne Lister and others. Sung by soprano Gemma Summerfield, winner of the 2015 Kathleen Ferrier Award, “A show-stopper – pure vocal champagne” (Rupert Christiansen: The Daily Telegraph), with speaker Gay Soper, West End leads include Godspell, Sundaz in the Park, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime and Nigel Foster (piano)