Songs by Bernstein, Sondheim, Weill

7.30pm, Wednesday May 30th

Mehreen Shah soprano, Zhanna Kemp piano

Songs from ‘West Side Story’ and popular Broadway shows by Stephen Sondheim and Kurt Weill, plus ‘Johnny’ from Benjamin Britten’s ‘Cabaret Songs’

Part of the Fringe series Leonard Bernstein at 100

St Paul’s Church, West Street, Brighton BN1 2RG

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Vote 100: Celebrating Women Composers (Parliament Week)

Vote 100: Celebrating Women Composers marks the centenary of women gaining the vote through democracy in action. With a specially commissioned new work – ‘Lead On’ – by Lucy Pankhurst, a relative of leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, and music by a diverse range of women composers we are delighted that local MP Caroline Lucas will participate as pianist and as speaker.

Soprano Sarah Gabriel and special guests including guitarist Brian Ashworth, clarinettist Steve Dummer, flautist Rebecca Griffiths and pianists Christina McMaster, Evgenia Startseva and Yuri Paterson-Olenich plus multi-pianist ensemble the Zongora Piano Group and the Appel Trio.

Featured composers include Cécile Chaminade, Ethel Smyth, Clara Schumann, Alma Schindler-Mahler, Avril Coleridge-Taylor, Shena Fraser, Augusta Holmès, Morfydd Owen and living composers Cécile Marti, Cecilia McDowall, Litha Efthymiou, composer laureate Judith Weir. And many more!

WITH SPECIAL GUEST PRESENTER & PIANIST: Caroline Lucas MP (Brighton Pavilion)

EXPLORE. ENGAGE. EMPOWER: This community & cultural event in Parliament Week is contributed by MOOT – music of our time Registered Charity 1169015

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