errollyn wallen
Darragh Morgan plays For Airi on YouTube
SATURDAY 25 JULY 2020 8:00pm
Live broadcast from St Martiin-in-the-Fields
12-12 AUGUST 2020 3:30pm
St Martin-in-the-Fields
Choral Evensong

Live from St Martin-in-the-Fields, London, with members of the BBC Singers.

Introit: My Eyes for beauty pine (Elizabeth Coxhead/Thomas Coxhead)
Responses: Byrd
Psalms 65, 66, 67 (Wills, Maxim, Grindle)
First Lesson: Isaiah 49 vv.1-7
Canticles: Stanford in B flat
Second Lesson: 1 John 1 vv.1-10
Anthem: Behold, O God our defender (John Scott) – to mark the fifth anniversary of the composer’s death
Prayer anthem: God be in my head (David Hill)
Voluntary: Triptych (Errollyn Wallen)

Nicholas Chalmers (Conductor)
Rachel Mahon (Organist)
St. Martin-in-the-Fields
Trafalgar Square
London WC2N 4JH
The story of Dido and Aeneas didn’t end with Dido’s death. Errollyn Wallen takes the story forward, interweaving a full performance of Purcell’s great tragedy with her imaginative new partner-piece.

‘Remember me, but ah! Forget my fate' sings Dido at the end of Purcell’s opera. But life isn’t quite as easy as that, and some memories have a destiny of their own. Set several years after the Carthaginian queen’s death, Dido’s Ghost finds Dido’s sister Anna abandoned on the shores of Aeneas’s new kingdom, igniting a murderous jealously in Aeneas’s wife Lavinia – and as events play out, its characters confront a past that refuses to fade.

Errollyn Wallen’s new opera, based on a tale by Roman poet Ovid, embraces and complements Purcell’s original, which is performed in its entirety as the centrepiece of a drama that is both old and new. Performed by the period instruments of the Dunedin Consort, past blurs into present and memory becomes emotion in this ambitious and poignant new commission.
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gun gun gun released on HERMES EXPERIMENT debut album I'm a Young Black Man — Clean Bandit and Friends ERROLLYN WALLEN AWARDED CBE IN NEW YEAR HONOURS
gun gun gun is a setting of a Terese Svoboda poem and is
scored for harp, clarinet, voice and double bass.
This unique work was commissioned by Hermes Experiment and features on their debut album HERE WE ARE out 24 July 2020 on Delphian Records featuring works by Errollyn Wallen, Emily Hall, Misha Mullov-Abbado, Freya Waley-Cohen, Joel Rust, Oliver Leith, Anna Meredith, Josephine Stephenson and Giles Swayne.
As a tribute to George Floyd, Errollyn Wallen made a special arrangement of Johnetta Bryant's unaccompanied song composed for her son Keedron Bryant. Clean Bandit and Friends are Grace Chatto, Sheku and Braimah Kanneh-Mason, Nicola and Stephanie Benedetti The Queen has been graciously pleased to give orders for the following promotions in, and appointments to, the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire:


To be Ordinary Commanders of the Civil Division of the said Most Excellent Order:

Errollyn Wallen M.B.E.


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