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Gala music evening & Pictures of Life by Lionel Segal

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Holy Trinity, Sloane Square

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Gala music evening & Pictures of Life by Lionel Segal - an environmental choral piece in four movements

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Ticket price includes a glass of wine.

Full information available at: https://www.holytrinityartsandcrafts.org/

Composer – Lionel Oscar Segal

Conductor – Peter Broadbent

Choreographer & Costumes – Margo Dodd

Soloists

Eagle (baritone) - Rodney Earl Clarke

Bird (soprano) - Eloise Irving

Polar Bear (bass) - Chris Slater

Gaia (mezzo-soprano) - Cathy Bell

The Pictures of Life Ensemble

The Joyful Company of Singers

'Meantime' Quartet

We are delighted this production will include a children's chorus from Christ Church and Holy Trinity Primary Schools, Chelsea.

PART ONE

Local schools Garden House, Hill House, More House and Sussex House perform pieces that reflect our theme of nature and environment

PART TWO

Pictures of Life is an inspiring and versatile choral work written and composed by Lionel Oscar Segal. It is a celebration of the wonderful creatures and habitats of our threatened world, and the power of the human spirit to protect our planet and bring about positive change. It dips into several genres including classical, musical theatre and barbershop. It tells a lively environmental story with witty and meaningful words and melodies that are a joy to sing! ​

“This wonderful concert shines a light on all the things that matter most in the world: nature, music, compassion, interconnectedness and hope. I think the flame that it will ignite in young hearts will never be extinguished as we all face the future together with courage, optimism and above all kindness.” Joanna Lumley

The composition consists of 4 parts:

​Overture

The Beginning - for solo orchestra and dancers.

Pictures of Life

Evokes the wonderful variety of creatures on our planet, where students can sing together, have fun and grow in confidence.

Save Our World

Includes four solo parts; Eagle, Polar Bear, Bird, Gaia (the Earth) while a barbershop quartet provides the voice of ‘avaricious bipeds’ (greedy humans), giving pace and humour to the serious message. Animals and sea creatures are performed by groups of singers.

Tomorrow's Child

​A soaring anthem of hope that honours the achievements of the human race, and the vision that the next generation will unite to preserve the natural world.

“They say today our DNA makes every man a brother. Every woman sister, kin to one another” Lionel Oscar Segal

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Pictures of Life composer and lyricist Lionel Oscar Segal was born in Glasgow, and has enjoyed a long and fulfilling career in a range of creative fields working with true legends of music, film and fashion.

Lionel won a nationwide song writing competition aged 17, and at 18 gained a scholarship to the Guildhall School of Music & Drama in London. In his first year he wrote a musical version of the classic Louisa May Alcott novel Little Women and Good Wives. Many years later, Little Women: The Musical was re-imagined as a concert performance for the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in London, where it premiered with an all-star cast, narrated by Sandi Toksvig. The production then ran successfully at the Lost Theatre, Vauxhall, and was nominated as “Best New Musical” in the Off West End Theatre Awards in 2012.

Pictures of Life was launched at Kings Place, London, on 26th October 2015. Pictures of Life was first previewed at St Pancras International Station with a young amateur choir and keyboard accompaniment. Later the same day, Steven Edis conducted the choir and an 11-piece ensemble at the Camden Centre in aid of the World Land Trust (Patron: Sir David Attenborough).

The composer has gifted Pictures of Life for free performance in schools in the UK with the aim of inspiring young students to gain confidence, engage with choral song and take part in creating a better future for the world.

Further information about the work can be found at singtosaveourplanet.com

£15 including refreshment

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Holy Trinity, Sloane Square

146 Sloane Street

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SW1X 9BZ

United Kingdom

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