International Women’s Day Concert Celebrating A Century of Music by British Women

8 March 2021

On International Women’s Day, (8 March 2021), violinist, Madeleine Mitchell and the London Chamber Ensemble will perform a live streamed concert at St John’s Smith Square in a programme that celebrates music by British women spanning a century.  Madeleine, founder and director of the London Chamber Ensemble, has put together a fantastic range of chamber music celebrating some of the finest British female composers of the past 100 years. It embraces the passionate lyricism of Grace Williams’ rarely performed large chamber works, the beautiful and finely crafted piano by Rebecca Clarke of 1921, the year of Ruth Gipps’ birth and pieces by five living composers, including the Master of the Queen’s Music.

As well as devising the programmes for these concerts, Madeleine Mitchell, has also commissioned Errollyn Wallen CBE to write a new piece for violin and piano, supported by the RVW Trust, which Mitchell will perform with pianist Sophia Rahman. Wallen, whom Mitchell has known for some years, said she wants to create a special piece for Madeleine ‘which captures her essence’.
The concert will be live streamed on the St John’s Smith Square website and facebook page at 8pm and will be free of charge with a request for donations. It will be also available to watch on the St John’s Smith Square website and youtube channel for a month afterwards.

When and where to find the concert:
8 March 2021 – 8pm live stream:
Cost: free of charge (donations welcome)
Also simultaneously streamed on SJSS Facebook channel
Available to watch free of charge for a month afterwards on the SJSS website and youtube channel


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