errollyn wallen
Record Review BBC Radio 3
SATURDAY 26 JANUARY 2019 11:00am
11.00 (programme starts at 9.00)

Errollyn Wallen reviews the groundbreaking 1970s CBS Masterworks Black Composers Series, newly reissued for the first time on CD.
TUESDAY 12 FEBRUARY 2019 5:30pm

A talk as part of one of Oxford's prestigious Weinreibe Lecture series. Errollyn Wallen will speak about her approach to depicting historical, living and fictional characters in her music.
Oxford Centre for Life-Writing
Wolfson College
Oxford OX2 6UD
The Hermes Experiment
THURSDAY 28 FEBRUARY 2019 1:00pm
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Church of St Mary the Virgin
St Mary's Square
Aylesbury HP20 2JJ
Chineke! marks first Stephen Lawrence Day
MONDAY 22 APRIL 2019 7:30pm
Concerto Grosso
The orchestra marks the first Stephen Lawrence Day, held on the anniversary of the teenager's murder in 1993, with a concert of works by BME composers.

Chineke! Orchestra performs Errollyn Wallen's upbeat Concerto Grosso for piano, violin and double bass and Philip Herbert's Elegy, written in memory of Lawrence and featuring an orchestra of 18 string players – one for each year of his life.

Joel Thompson’s emotive work for male chorus and orchestra Seven Last Words of the Unarmed is a setting of the final words of American victims of murder, either at the hands of the police or private individuals.

Beethoven's joyous Eighth Symphony rounds off the evening.

The concert coincides with the release of a new CD on the NMC Recordings label featuring works by seven BME composers, including Wallen and Herbert, whom Chineke! has championed over the past three years.


Chineke! Orchestra

Errollyn Wallen: Concerto grosso
Philip Herbert: Elegy: In memoriam - Stephen Lawrence
Joel Thompson: 7 Last Words of the Unarmed for male chorus, strings & piano
Beethoven: Symphony No.8
Queen Elizabeth Hall
Southbank Centre
In Wigmore "Lates" series
More details TBC
Wigmore Hall
36 Wigmore Street
London W1U 2BP
+44 20 7935 2141
NEW WORK in Lost Voices: The War to End All Wars
FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 2020 7:30pm
World premiere of a setting of ROUNDEL by Vera Brittain

performed by J'nai Bridges, mezzo-soprano
Roderick Williams, baritone
Shannonn McGinnis, piano
Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
118-128 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102 19102
BLACK CANTABS: HISTORY MAKERS Weinrebe lecture at Wolfson College Oxford February 12th 2019 ERROLLYN WALLEN: BBC 100 WOMEN 2018
Errollyn Wallen's photographic portrait is featured in a groundbreaking exhibition at Cambridge University Library. telling the stories of black students in Cambridge, from the forgotten pioneers of centuries past to the celebrated successes of today.

The exhibition runs to December 22nd.
Errollyn is honoured to have been invited to give the Weinrebe Lecture at Wolfson College, Oxford on February 12th 2019. She will discuss how she approaches the characterisation of historical, living and fictional people in her work. BBC 100 Women has announced its list of 100 inspiring and influential women from around the world for 2018.

With their help we will explore a variety of themes, including using anger to spark action, and uncovering women from the shadows of history.

Ranging in age from 15 to 94, and from more than 60 countries, the BBC 100 Women list includes leaders, trailblazers and everyday heroes.

Some will be telling us about what they will be putting in the Freedom Trash Can - our digital bin for all the items women feel hold them back.

Others will bring us stories of achievement against the odds - from the British woman who used her jail time to create an inspiring business, to the Afghan girl who was almost swapped for a boy.

The BBC 100 Women of 2018 are listed in alphabetical order below, with their age, profession, country of birth and biography.
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