Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy

Posted: Jun, 8th 2019 Contributor: Bilen Shifferaw,

Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy

Part of New Music Biennial

Chineke! Orchestra presents a new commission, and a significant new work for their jazz-inspired programme, by Roderick Williams.

Better known to some as a baritone soloist, Williams’ reputation as a composer is growing steadily. His Advent antiphon ‘O Adonai’ has gained popularity on both sides of the Atlantic and his ‘Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined’ was awarded the BASCA prize for Choral Composition in 2016.

Roderick Williams will be performing three songs he has written based on poems in Ethiopia Boy.

The orchestra gave its first concert at Queen Elizabeth Hall in 2015 and is now an Associate Orchestra at Southbank Centre.

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