Vox Anima London Singers:
Cecilia McDowall Everyday Wonders: The Girl From Aleppo
Hannah Rice EM[POWER]?
Andrea Ramsey Lineage
Joan Szymko Malala
Zanaida Robles No Fairy Tale Here
Mari Esabel Valverde Skin
Alexandra Olsavsky What Happens When a Woman Takes Power
Amies Freedom Choir:
Adwoa Dickson & Amies Freedom Choir Beautiful and Strong; Strong Woman; Bella Canzone
Trad. Jamaican Hosanna
Children of Lewknor School Osprey
Trad. Guyanese/West African Soualle
Trad. South African (arr. Herlyn) Thula Thul
Bob Marley (arr. Huff) Redemption Song
Trad. Afro Cuban Arara
Adwoa Dickson, A. Samant & Amies Freedom Choir We Will Rise
The Queen’s Six:
Hildegard von Bingen O quam mirabilis
Richard Dering Factum est silentium
Alfonso Ferrabosco Sr Laboravi in gemitu meo
Sarah Quartel This Endris Night
Toby Young Mapping the Stars
Ragovoy/Berns (arr. Clements) Piece of My Heart
Menken/Zippel (arr. Krstajic) A Star is Born
Amies Freedom Choir
Adwoa Dickson conductor
The Queen’s Six
Vox Anima London Singers
Erin Freeman conductor
Richard Hammond-Hall piano
Harriet Mackenzie violin
In collaboration with Hennessey Brown Music, Vox Anima London presents EM[POWER]? – A Concert for International Women’s Day, bringing together treble voices in celebration of International Women’s Day.
The centrepiece of the programme by the Vox Anima London Singers, under the baton of Erin Freeman, is Everyday Wonders: The Girl From Aleppo by Cecilia McDowall. This moving cantata tells the story of Nujeen Mustafa, a Kurdish teenager with cerebral palsy, and her harrowing journey from war-ravaged Aleppo to Germany.
A range of other outstanding female composers are celebrated, including Hannah Rice, with the world premiere of her piece EM[POWER]?, commissioned by Vox Anima London for this concert.
Adwoa Dickson conducts the Amies Freedom Choir which opens the evening. The Amies Freedom Choir is made up of young women who have survived the traumas of trafficking – using music to explore styles, culture and language.
The Queen’s Six bring their voices to the stage presenting a programme ranging from early chant, florid Renaissance polyphony, madrigals and haunting folk songs, to upbeat jazz and pop arrangements!
Vox Anima London and Hennessey Brown Music are grateful to Inherit Your Rights for their invaluable support of this concert.
Duration: approx. 2 hours (incl. interval)
Vox Anima London in partnership with Hennessey Brown Music