The London Homosexual Males’s Refrain – Europe’s largest male voice choir, with greater than 200 singing members – just lately celebrated their thirtieth birthday with a sequence of anniversary concert events, ‘Massive Birthday Bash!’ on the Clapham Grand in December 2021. The Refrain boys are persevering with to rejoice their milestone birthday with a year-long programme of occasions, the subsequent of which is quickly approaching.
On twenty ninth and thirtieth April at Cadogan Corridor they are going to be staging tribute concert events to homosexual composer and Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim, who handed away on the finish of final yr.
The exhibits – titled ‘Sondheim Songtime’ – promise to be a spectacle, with songs drawn from the prolific author’s spectacular again catalogue of hit musicals – suppose West Facet Story, Merrily We Roll Alongside, Firm, Follies, and extra in addition to. The Refrain may also be shining a highlight on a few of his lesser-know work – together with Anybody Can Whistle (at the moment being revived on the Southwark Playhouse), Ardour, and Night Primrose.
Olivier Award-winning singer and actress Jenna Russell, famend for her performances of Sondheim’s work, can be becoming a member of the Refrain for the exhibits as their visitor soloist. Writing just lately on Twitter Jenna mentioned that she was “past thrilled to be becoming a member of London Homosexual Males’s Refrain at Cadogan Corridor twenty ninth & thirtieth April celebrating our beloved Sondheim”.
Stephen Sondheim was a titan of musical theatre. Lots of Broadway’s finest recognized and in style songs are a results of his artistic output and this present is a well timed celebration of his work throughout the a long time. Thought-provoking but entertaining, his genius was each as a composer and lyricist, utilizing each these abilities to depart a legacy of outstanding selection, recognised by critics, performers and theatre-goers in equal measure.
The London Homosexual Males’s Refrain will undoubtedly carry their distinctive choral preparations and fabulous choreography to the stage at London’s Cadogan Corridor, respiration new life into the fabric and reimagining the songs in thrilling new methods. You gained’t need to miss it!
Tickets for Sondheim Songtime, from £20 (plus charges) can be found at: https://cadoganhall.com/whats-on/london-gay-mens-chorus-sondheim-songtime/
For extra info on the London Homosexual Males’s Refrain go to: https://www.lgmc.org.uk