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GFEST 2015 Performances


Music concert presenting the works of LGBT composers and musicians. A fundraiser for GFEST 2016 new commissions. GFEST 2015 Essay by art critic Anna McNay

GFEST 2015 music performances at St Pancras Parish Church :

Euston Rd, London NW1 2BA

020 888 99 555 / info (at) wisethoughts (dot) org

Fri 20 November 2015 – 7.30 pm £7 / £5 (conc.) + booking fee as applicable BOOK

Duration: 1.30 hrs (approx.)

  2491_613161108429_2906750_n Gulliver Ralston, a versatile musician, will present a solo piano recital featuring works of Francis Poulenc. Gulliver has worked with orchestras including The Royal Northern Sinfonia,  The National Orchestra of Lebanon, and The National Orchestra of Malta, and has directed Oxford’s University Church’s mixed-voice choir for 10 years. In 2015 he started working with Dillie Keane (Fascinating Aida) and has been appearing with her at festivals in Edinburgh, the City of London, in Berlin, and across the UK.  Gulliver is Director of Music at the University of Roehampton, Artistic Director of the Brinkburn Festival, and Director of Music at Oxford’s University Church.


 pic LiamByrne Liam Byrne plays the viola da gamba, a historical hybrid of the guitar and cello. In this performance, he will play forgotten gems of baroque music by Marin Marais and Sainte Colombe alongside newly commissioned works by living composers including Nico Muhly. Liam Byrne has been praised in The Times for his “nuanced and expressive, stylish virtuosity” and by The Guardian for his “glittering performance”. He believes baroque music can be vibrant and expressive on its own terms.Liam is professor of viola da gamba at London’s Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
 05KorrosBlack The Korros Ensemble is a dynamic trio with an international reputation for their unique and distinguished performances. They will present compositions of Benjamin Britten and Manuel de Falla. The group comprises flute, clarinet and harp, creating a rarely heard soundworld of unusual and beautiful textures and colours. Eliza, Nicholas and Camilla met whilst studying at the Royal Academy of Music, and founded The Korros Ensemble in 2002. They have performed in concert venues including Tate Modern. More recently, Korros were invited to the Orbyhus and Hudiksvall Festivals in Sweden. As strong advocates for education and outreach work, Korros have over the years enjoyed nation-wide series’ of workshops and concerts for young people.
 Miles-Lallemant Miles Lallemant, a counter tenor, will present as a short recital with Duncan Day on piano. Miles began his musical education as a chorister at Llandaff cathedral in Wales. While reading classics at Cambridge he sang with Jesus College Chapel Choir. He studied piano with Richard McMahon and Peter Katin. After a brief spell as a Latin teacher in a small boarding school in Yorkshire, miles moved to Dublin to become a lay vicar at St Patrick’s Cathedral. As an accompanist, Miles has worked with such organisations as Opera Ireland, NI opera and Ulster Orchestra.

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