The African Concert Series

October 14, 2021
1:00 pm
St Olave's Church
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Premiering new works by African composers


Fela Sowande – African Suite (arr. for piano quintet by R. Matthew-Walker)
Leon Bosch – The South African Double Bass
Nabil Benabdeljalil – Nocturne no.4
Nabil Benabdeljalil – Nocturne no.5
Nabil Benabdeljalil – Nocturne no.6


Njabulo Madlala – baritone
Leon Bosch – double bass
Andre Swanepoel – violin
Louise Lansdown – viola
Rebeca Omordia – piano
Ashok Klouda – cello

Programme Note

The African Concert Series premieres new works by African composers at a lunchtime concert at St Olave’s Church, Hart Street, London

Songs of Home – the South African Songbook: Njabulo Madlala, baritone

Nabil Benabdeljalil (Morocco) – Nocturnes no. 4, 5 & 6 *world premiere performance; Rebeca Omordia, piano

The South African Double Bass; Leon Bosch, double bass

Fela Sowande (Nigeria) – African Suite arranged for piano quintet by Robert Matthew-Walker *world premiere performance of this arrangement; featuring Ubuntu Ensemble

The African Concert Series was launched in London in 2019 featuring monthly concerts of music by African composers. Described by the BBC World Service as “the African Art Music makes a comeback”, the programme of the series reflects the depth and diversity of African art music, the richly diverse genre of music which forms a bridge between Western classical music and African traditional music.

Date & start time: Thursday 14th October 2021 1:00 PM

Venue: St Olave’s Church, 8 Hart Street, City of London, London, EC3R 7NB, England

Price: TBC