Vote 100: Celebrating Women Composers (Parliament Week)

Vote 100: Celebrating Women Composers marks the centenary of women gaining the vote through democracy in action. A specially commissioned new work – ‘Lead On’ – by Lucy Pankhurst, a relative of leading suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, will be performed and music by a diverse range of women composers.

Performances includes premieres of a recently rediscovered song by Alma Mahler and a trio written in 1915 by Morfydd Owen.

Vocalists include Polina Shepherd, Rozanna Madylus and special guests including Table Music, vocal/instrumental group HEARD Collective – Daisy Chute and Cerian, choir Women of Note, guitarist Brian Ashworth plus multi-pianist ensemble the Zongora Piano Group among others.

Featured composers include Norah Blaney, Rebecca Clarke, Avril Coleridge-Taylor*, Lilian Elkington, Shena Fraser, Augusta Holmès, Clara Schumann, Ethel Smyth plus present-day composers Stephanie Cant, Litha Efthymiou, Cecilia McDowall and composer laureate Judith Weir. Plus many more! 

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


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