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Concerts involving Robert's music

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2 December 2022: London Song Festival

We wear the mask, premiere of my setting of poet Paul Laurence Dunbar as part of London Song Festival concert with Ronald Samm, Gweneth Ann Rand & Nigel Foster in settings of Paul Laurence Dunbar by Coleridge-Taylor, Florence Price, & William Grant Still.

 

Hinde Street Methodist Church
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3 February 2023: Out of the Shadows

Hinde Street Methodist Church, 19 Thayer Street, London W1U 2QJ

Ben Vonberg-Clark (tenor)
James Atkinson (baritone)
Nigel Foster (piano)

'I myself am such a man'

An evening of music by contemporary composer Robert Hugill for LGBT History Month featuring the world premieres of two cantatas.

From the twilight world of the 19th & early 20th century homosexual to a desperate search for eternal life.

Out of the Shadows takes us from the earliest tentative admissions of same sex attraction, to cruising in a bath house in Imperial Russia to Walt Whitman's unashamed admission of his sexuality.

 

Et expecto resurrectionem moves between the certainty of the Latin creed, to explorations of cryogenic, the body-snatching of Burke and Hare and Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, before resolving in the homoerotic pantheistic transcendentalism of Walt Whitman with its celebration of Death itself. [read more about this cantata].

 

Alongside these two will be a selection of Hugill’s songs, from love songs and settings of Michaelangelo’s sonnets to a depiction of an Aids candlelit memorial in Memorare.

Tickets £15, available from EventBrite.