Monday, September 01, 2003


Soprano Adey Grummet writes:

" 'Names of the Dead' is a Battersea Arts Centre Production (previous NFE details here) on 12 & 13 September, 20.00hrs. Composer Stephen McNeff writing for the Duke Quartet and me, directed by Mark Espiner and Tom Morris, a list of all the dead in the Iraq war. Beautiful, distressing and unadorned. Box Office 020 7223 2223. (Bring four friends and get your 5th ticket free! Quote " Names Email offer" at the time of booking. )

"Then there's 'The Silver Swan' with the Clod Ensemble, 20 & 21 September 2003, 19.45hrs, at the Royal Opera House Linbury Theatre. The madrigal we all know and love is blown open in a rather haunting and weird way. All Tickets: £5. Visit or call the ROH Box Office: 020 7304 4000

"The Shout's 'Deepl Blue' is the latest treasure chest from the most fantastic vocal ensemble I've ever banged on about. We're touring as follows:

Newcastle Oct 30
Southampton Nov 11
Brighton Nov 12
Cambridge Nov 17
London,The Spitz Nov 18
Bath Nov 19
London, NPG Nov 28

In December The Shout are back at the Drill Hall with another bash at the 'Lessons and Carols'. December 13, 14, 20 & 21. Full details here."

Effortlessly combining jazz, gospel, blues, contemporary, operatic, Indian and classical voices - The Shout do things choirs normally don’t do while pushing the boundaries of what a choir might be.

The Shout sound takes you from Bombay to Broadway, Africa to the American South, from classical to jazz and back again. It’s a signature sound that transcends the individual components.

The 16 strong a'capella choir - atheists, Christians (lapsed and committed), agnostics, Hindus & Jews - perform a series of songs for Christmas, carols and bizarre lessons.

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