Beautiful sounds in beautiful spaces
“ For most of history, Anonymous was a woman.”
This thought-provoking observation by Virginia Woolf reflects our acknowledgement that music and poetry by women has often been diminished in the past. It provides the inspiration for an innovative programme devised by Vetta Wise, the conductor of the “nine incredible voices” of Seraphim. This year is significant – it is the centenary of the enfranchisement of millions of women, and Seraphim’s concert will provide a variety of works by, and for, creative and inspiring women. You will experience early medieval pieces which were created and sung by nuns; later composers and poets, only now being celebrated, such as Lili Boulanger (her centenary this year) and Emily Bronte (200 years since her birth); Tavener’s honouring of great women through orthodox Mother Thekla’s words; and exciting living composers, including Carlotta Ferrari, Ana Fernandez and local Suffolk composers and poets such as Bridget Cousins and Amy Robinson. Pianist for the evening will be the dynamic Karen Smith.
After their recent popular concert at St. Paul’s, Covent Garden, the sounds of Seraphim return to Suffolk, soaring through the wonderful acoustical spaces of St Peter’s, Westleton on Sunday 18th March at 5 pm.
“the nine women’s voices…created one glorious sound, unlike anything that I had heard before” (Suffolk Norfolk Life magazine, Jan 2018)