Trinity Laban String Ensemble

A Musical Tour of the British Isles

FRI 10 DEC 19.00

Conductor Nic Pendlebury
Violin Joe Townsend
Harp Maria McNamee

Let Trinity Laban take you on a musical tour of the British Isles, featuring Sally Beamish's Seavaigers. After interval drinks in Blackheath Halls Bar, audience are also invited to book a ticket for a Late Lounge performance of Irish Folk Music followed by BA Music Performance and Industry bands in the Hearn Recital Room from 20.30.

Sally Beamish Seavaigers
James MacMillan Ì (A Meditation on Iona)
Huw Watkins Three Welsh Songs
Elgar Sospiri op. 70
Traditional Arr Eliana Echeverry Apples in Winter

This evening we’re going on a musical journey around the British Isles. We make our journey by boat in the form of Sally Beamish’s Seavaigers, the work’s three movements – Storm, Lament and Haven – interspersing our ports of call.

We begin our journey in England with Elgar’s beautiful work Sospiri before setting sail (Beamish, Storm) for Wales and Huw Watkins’ re-telling of traditional Welsh folk songs in his aptly named Three Welsh Songs. Back on the boat (Beamish, Lament), we travel to the west coast of Scotland and the stormy waters of Iona, an island of stark, desolate beauty, the land’s spiritual resonance captured dramatically in James MacMillan’s ĺ (A Meditation on Iona). We set sail for the final time (Beamish, Haven) to the island of Ireland and the traditional Irish jig Apples in Winter, arranged for this evening’s performance by Trinity Laban postgraduate student Eliana Echeverry.

The performance is played without a break. At the end, follow your cue into the bar to replenish your glasses for the second part of the evening in the Hearn Recital Room, with a traditional Irish set and music from two bands on the BA Music Performance and Industry course.

Trinity Laban String Ensemble concert running time: 75 mins
Late Lounge 20.30-22.30


Great Hall, Blackheath Halls

Dates and times

This event finished on 10 December 2021.

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