Meridian Brass perform new Duncan Ward piece

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Meridian Brass perform new Duncan Ward piece

"Permeated by Monteverdi's 1610 Vespers, this is a breath-takingly original score, with which dancers explore a rapid catalogue of relationships, housed within the beautiful and haunting voices of Cheryl Marie Coutinho (Soprano) and Mario Sofroniou (Tenor). Images of the stars and seas are latticed into the work’s structure, which is both tender and driving, simultaneously."

The work will be featured in programme by Meridian Brass, formed at Trinity Laban in 2009 by bass trombonist Jon Heeley. The programme is inspired by the sea and spans 400 years, from folk settings of sea shanties to the stirring melodies of Stanford's Sea Songs. The performance will finish with a setting of ‘Windy Old Weather’ a traditional folk song about Haisborough lighthouse located off the Norfolk coast. Members of the public who attend the Voice Lab workshop earlier in the day will join in the song.

Sunday 7th August, 1pm Seaside Dance and Brass
Clore Ball Room, Royal Festival Hall, London
Elly Braund, James Pett dancers
Cheryl Marie Coutinho soprano

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