To celebrate the work of recently qualified professors Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh and Renee Timmers, University of Sheffield Concerts are hosting an evening of inaugural lectures, Q&As and a performance from rising young soprano Ella Taylor. The lectures will span the interaction of mind and body in the enjoyment of music, Broadway and (dis)ableism in Cold War America, plus contemporary composition.
After the talks, join us for a mesmerising performance of the second part of Dorothy Ker’s song cycle for soprano, and piano, alongside a selection of other pieces with Ella Taylor. Ella returns after their fantastic stream celebrating trans and non-binary musicians, and composers, earlier this spring.
On the concert and oratorio stage, Ella is in demand as a soloist. Notable highlights include Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs at Sheffield Cathedral, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Royal Academy of Music, and a performance on BBC Radio 3 of Oliver Knussen’s Trumpets at the British Composer Awards. Their repertoire includes many of the major oratorios by Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart.
Ella is a keen collaborator and recitalist, making a dedicated effort to work with and perform works by people underrepresented in classical music.
This event is also part of the University of Sheffield Concerts streaming series – if you would like to buy a ticket to watch this event online rather than in person, click here.
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