Stonewall warriors - The Fourth Choir

9 Aug 2019 19:00
→ 9 Aug 2019 20:30
Het Roze Huis Antwerpen, Antwerp Queer Arts Festival
Mechelseplein 24, 2000 Antwerpen - Antwerp
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The Fourth Choir is London's LGBT + chamber choir for advanced singers. Artistic Director, Dominic Ellis-Peckham, is one of the UK's leading choral conductors and works with both professional groups, such as the English National Opera chorus, and educational groups such as the National Youth Choir. The Fourth Choir focus on performing great choral works from early music to contemporary choral masterpieces. Their aim from the outset has been to represent the LGBT + community on London's world-class classical music scene. And beyond.

During the 2016 edition the choir was already a guest at the Antwerp Queer Arts Festival. With their Shakespeare program, they sold out the venue and left the audience totally impressed.

This year, they bring us yet another Belgium premiere: ‘Stonewall Warriors - Celebrating our heroes from LGBT history'.

This musical and dramatic celebration will take you back to 1969, and through many other eras, where more Warriors left behind touching testimonies of same-sex love. The Fourth Choir will bring hidden LGBT+ histories to life, with hauntingly beautiful music by composers such as 12th century nun Hildegarde of Bingen, and 20th century composers Benjamin Britten, jazz legend Billy Strayhorn, and Rufus Wainwright. Extraordinary, real-life stories – of a woman put on trial in 18th century Germany for marrying another woman, history’s most famous bisexual love triangle, a composer who liked to wear drag, and the story of an early HIV survivor – will be retold by actors.