A Revolution in Sexual Politics

October 27, 2017 @ 7:15 pm
Hinde Street Methodist Church,
Hinde St
Marylebone, London W1U
London Song Festival
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).