Monday, 6 June 2022
Legacy & Hope: Pegasus Opera’s events for Windrush Day 2022
Pegasus Opera, artistic director Alison Buchanan, has several events planned around Windrush Day, 22 June 2022. The company is planning a new commission, a Windrush Opera, which will tour nationwide in 2023, and on 22 June 2022 there will be an on-line round-table [on YouTube] with composer Des Oliver, librettist Pat Cumper and Alison Buchanan talking about the creative process commissioning the work.
On 25 June, Pegasus Opera is performing a free concert at Brixton Library, in association with Lambeth Libraries. Entitled Legacy and Hope the evening will feature classical singers from African and Asian heritage singing a mix of classical music, musical theatre and traditional pieces inspired by their homelands, plus the Pegasus Community Choir will be singing Des Oliver’s specially commissioned Lambeth Windrush Song.
The company is also launching its Windrush Travelling Songbook, bringing together the children and elders from our Lambeth Community to celebrate the Windrush generation through education and music-making. There will be a Windrush creative summit, a concert with repertoire inspired by the Caribbean diaspora, and a series of music meets history workshops for a primary school and elders groups, culminating in a digital songbook resource to then be shared nationwide.
Full information from the Pegasus Opera website