ON Sunday 19 March, members of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus travelled to the BBC studios in Maida Vale to rehearse for their forthcoming performance at the Southbank Centre as part of the Alchemy Festival.
The Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus will be taking part in New Life: Inspired by Sukanya, a performance of musical responses to Ravi Shankar’s opera Sukanya. The performance takes place on Friday 19 May at 6.45pm in the Clore Ballroom at the Royal Festival Hall. The performance is free.
Directed by Ranjana Ghatak, the British Indian classical singer and composer, New Life draws on the motifs and narratives of Shankar’s opera. Blending Indian and western classical styles, the piece has been developed in collaboration with its performers: members of the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, children from Avanti Schools Trust in Croydon and members of BBC Singers.
To find out more about the performance and the Alchemy Festival, please go to www.southbankcentre.co.uk/whats-on
To find out more about the Royal Opera House Thurrock Community Chorus, please go to www.roh.org.uk/community-chorus