Here we are suddenly in November! We hope you are all managing to staying well and in good spirits. Please enjoy this update from us about recent (and upcoming) events, and our latest Songhaven at Home film which lis linked below. This particular concert is filled to the brim with well-loved favourites, and is lovingly dedicated to Nora Munneke.
Sending love and best wishes to you all,
Vivien, Nazan, and the Songhaven team!
NEW Songhaven at Home concert film
A concert of favourite songs - for Nora Filmed at St Paul's Knightsbridge in February 2019 featuring Alice Privett (soprano), Vivien Conacher (mezzo-soprano), and Chad Vindin (pianist). Concert programme:HERE Viewing Link:HERE We'd like to send our heartfelt thanks to Nora's family and friends for the donations they have made in her memory which have supported this edition of Songhaven at Home.
Coming up - December
A few dates for your diaries as we head into the Festive Season - firstly, a live-streamed online concert event is planned for 4:00pm on Tuesday 15 December. Full details to be announced soon but for now, please save the date.
In addition, Songhaven is thrilled to provide some festive music for the upcoming Connect by Candlelight virtual event for NAPA (National Activity Provider Association).
The concert will be streamed on two dates - Friday11th December at 6:00pm & Friday 16th December 2:30pm.
We had the joy of performing LIVE to a small, socially-distanced audience at Marchmont Street Community Centre last month for the Bloomsbury Festival's "Festival in a Box" project. Photos below with Vivien Conacher (mezzo-soprano), Peter Edge (baritone), and Berrak Dyer (pianist) sharing a programme of favourite songs.
We also teamed up for the first time with the wonderful Family Volunteering Club on their mission to connect with ‘offline’ Lambeth and Southwark residents through art and performance. This project was in partnership with MYsocial Age UK Lambeth, supported by Comic Relief’s Community Fund and involved an afternoon of socially-distanced door-stop performances. The residents (many of whom who were shielding or self-isolating) were also also given artworks made by local children from Coin Street Nursery. Further info about this project hereand below.
Songhaven's October performances covered in a short feature by Sophie Peachey for CityNews
A huge congratulations to our dear friend Nazan Fikret (pictured right) for her critically acclaimed appearance as The Queen of the Night in Mozart's The Magic Flute for Glyndebourne Festival Opera. We are so lucky to have Nazan as a regular artist for the Songhaven concert series, and also as the manager of our Care Concerts performance scheme in care homes. She is a truly world-class artist, and although the run of shows at Glyndebourne was cut short due to the national lockdown, this won't be the last we hear from this star in the making! Congratulations, Nazan!
Previous Songhaven at Home concert films
A Nightingale Sang: 'Songs about Singing' (in celebration of Arts in Care Homes Day & Silver Sunday) Filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Charlie Drummond (soprano), Felix Kemp (baritone), and John Cuthbert (pianist). Concert programme:HERE Viewing Link:HERE
Filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Sophie Goldrick (mezzo-soprano), Javier Vilarino (baritone), and James Long (pianist). Concert programme:HERE Viewing Link:HERE
Flora & Fauna themed Concert
Filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Eleanor Ross (soprano), Jonathan Cooke (tenor), and Lana Bode (pianist). Concert Programme: HERE Viewing Link:HERE
Concert at St Paul's Knightsbridge
Concert filmed at St Paul's, Knightsbridge featuring Natasha Day (soprano), Matthew Palmer (baritone), and Michael Papadopoulos (pianist). Concert programme:HERE Viewing Link:HERE
Younger than Springtime Concert
Concert filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Jenny Stafford (soprano), Ross Scanlon (tenor), and Lana Bode (pianist) Concert Programme:HERE Viewing Link: HERE
Songs from Stage and Screen
Concert filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Lizzie Holmes (soprano), Vivien Conacher (mezzo-soprano), and Benedict Lewis-Smith (pianist). Concert programme:HERE Viewing Link:HERE
Valentine's Day themed Concert
Concert filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Nazan Fikret (soprano), Ben Leonard (tenor), and James Long (pianist) Concert Programme:HERE Viewing Link: HERE
Concert filmed at Lumen, Bloomsbury featuring Eleanor Garside (soprano), Laurence Kilsby (tenor), and Juliane Gallant (pianist) Concert Programme:HERE Viewing Link: HERE
September Knightsbridge Concert
Concert filmed at St Paul's, Knightsbridge featuring Jenny Stafford (soprano), Vivien Conacher (mezzo-soprano), Alistair Ollerenshaw (baritone), and Chad Vindin (pianist) Concert programme:HERE
For the very best viewing experience, we would recommend watching Songhaven at Home concerts with:
Quality speakers or headphones;
a good wifi connection;
A print out of theConcert Programme to follow along with; plus
a comfortable seat and your chosen beverage!
Spread the Word & Book our Artists
Please do forward this email to any friends/colleagues who would enjoy and benefit from Songhaven at Home. We hope to bring the joy and comfort of great music to as many people as possible at this challenging time!
Anyone can sign up for to receive the films and print-at-home programmes (for free) by adding their email address to our newsletter list here: songhaven.co.uk/subscribe. All our Songhaven at Home films are embedded on our home page for easy access too: songhaven.co.uk
Please also note that our amazing professional artists can also be booked through Songhaven to deliver bespoke door-stop / socially-distanced performances (post-lockdown). Songhaven is proud to do what we can to support artists with paid work at this challenging time. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for further information.