The centre-piece of a musical voyage round the world – In Every Corner - Sing! - is the premiere of a composition by the musical consultant for Lord Attenborough’s film, Gandhi, and Granada TV’s Jewel in the Crown.
Among music from Russia, Australia, Africa, Japan and Bohemia, presented by the Leicester-based Cecilian Singers in their forthcoming concert at the University of Leicester, Cecilia Ni Sa by Francis Silkstone uses Indian ragas and has been specially commissioned by the choir.
The composer is a freelance performer and part-time lecturer at King Alfred’s College, Winchester. He learned the sitar from Ustad Imrat Khan, was a Commonwealth Scholar in India for three years and has a PhD on Thai classical fiddle playing.
He founded Sounds Bazaar, an ensemble that explores synergies between Western new music, the European Baroque and Indian Classical traditions.
In Every Corner- Sing! Takes place on Saturday 20 October 2001 at 7.30 pm at the Fraser Noble Building, University of Leicester (50 metres up the London Road from the University Road junction). Beforehand, at 6.20 pm, there will be an opportunity to hear the composer Francis Silkstone talk about his new piece, Cecilia Ni Sa.
Tickets are available from the Music Department, University of Leicester, telephone 0116 252 2781, the tourist Information Centre in Town Hall Square, or on the door. Admission is £7.50 (concessions £5.50, students and under 18s £2.50).
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