The Brixton based multi-racial opera company Pegasus is set to celebrate the life of it’s founder Lloyd Newton and Black History Month with a special commemorative performance on 5th October. Taking place at the Actors Church (St Paul’s) Covent Garden, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED, the concert will be performed from 7.30-9.30pm with a reception following the concert.
The evening will celebrate the black presence in opera and honour the outstanding achievements of Mr Newton, who passed away in January 2017. Some of the most highly-regarded Black British singers will take part in this historical musical journey include: soprano Alison Buchanan, mezzo Denise Hector, tenor Ronald Samm, bass-baritone Keel Watson and Allyson Devenish on piano. Join them as they showcase the work of black composers and perform pieces from Queen Nanny of the Maroons in Jamaica, celebrated African American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar and the woman who inspired Toni Morison’s Beloved, Margaret Garner.
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