Great opportunity for those singers who specialise in American Art Song….love it! Fantastic repertoire, fantastic opportunity!
Call for Applications: Join Villa Albertine in 2025 as a classical music Resident! 🎵
Villa Albertine will award classical music exploratory residencies for professionals seeking to renew their practice and draw inspiration from the American landscape. Residencies will be awarded to
1️⃣ composer, singer, or instrumentalist in the field of classical music,
1️⃣ classical music professional (excluding the above roles),
1️⃣ female orchestra conductor.
Apply by February 1: https://swll.to/emkqKs
This call is presented in partnership with Philharmonie de Paris. Leadership support for Villa Albertine’s residency program is provided by Société Générale.
Graphic Design: © Des Signes Studio, Paris
Those who attended our Christmas Concert ( lovely lovely to have you with us!) will resonate with this wonderful post, thinking of the reading of the heartbreaking story of Martin by Kevin Daly ….dreaming finally of returning to Mount Brandon …well done to the London Irish Centre for helping those in need this Christmas .x
This Christmas Day, we will be opening from 12-4pm for 30 members of our community who would otherwise spend the day alone. 🎄
We’ll be providing a 2 course Christmas dinner, gifts, music, jumpers and connection.
If you can, please donate to help us provide food, or donate a gift to be given out on the day. 🎁
We have a few spaces left, so if you or someone you know is alone this Christmas, call us on 020 7916 2222 to book. First come, first served. Help with transport can be arranged. 💚
So very deeply saddened to hear of the death of Benjamin Zephaniah…honest and fearless and yet whatever he said one felt he always wanted to connect, his legacy is indeed inspiring but we have lost a giant of a man…RIP x
We are deeply saddened to learn of the death of Benjamin Zephaniah.
One of his generation's most celebrated poets and activists, Zephaniah's astute, wise and often witty observations encouraged his readers to confront society’s most pressing political and social injustices.
We were fortunate enough to work with the pioneering writer in 2006, when he curated the exhibition 'Benjamin's Britain' in collaboration with the NPG at Manchester Art Gallery, and again in 2013 on 'Picture the Poet', a touring exhibition, created in partnership with Apples & Snakes and The National Literacy Trust.
Benjamin Obadiah Iqbal Zephaniah grew up in Jamaica and in Handsworth, England. As a reggae DJ in Handsworth, he carved a niche for himself, standing apart from his contemporaries with their chants about Jamaican life. Instead, he chose to use Britain as his main point of reference and the influence of Jamaican music and poetry as a springboard for his creativity. At 22, he moved from Birmingham to London and published his first book, 'Pen Rhythm'. Over the next four decades Zephaniah went on to work in television and radio, author many books of poetry, stories for adults, teens and children, non-fiction, as well as several plays. He leaves an extraordinary legacy.
📸 Benjamin Zephaniah by Pogus Caesar, 1986 © Pogus Caesar/ OOM Gallery Archive. All Rights Reserved. DACS/ Artimage
Singing, once again , bringing sheer joy! This time from a postbox….do you think they get a bit cramped in there the singers? Just a thought!! 😀😀
Royal Mail’s singing Christmas postboxes deliver joy and cheer for all to hear across the UK
Singing Christmas postboxes have been unveiled by Royal Mail to bring festive joy and cheer to four iconic locations across the UK. The four postboxes
Very sad….The Wall Of Sound spent many many happy hours performing Fairytale of New York…RIP Mr MacGowan
A proud Londoner and proud Irishman. Rest in peace Shane MacGowan 💚
A proud Londoner and proud Irishman. Rest in peace Shane MacGowan 💚
I simply cannot wait…..!!
Monumental official trailer for Bernstein biopic ‘Maestro’ is finally released
The official trailer for Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro’ has landed, scored with a musical favourite of Bernstein’s – Mahler’s monumental Symphony No.2.
Queen Babs…..reigns supreme…outstanding musicality, couple with flawless technique and sheer class! Never bettered!
Barbra Streisand’s 20 greatest songs – ranked!
Ahead of her long-awaited, 992-page memoir being published next month, we pick the best of a singer who always radiates timeless star quality
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So looking forward to Bradley Cooper’s diligently studies performance of a musical genius and certainly on my top 5….the incomparable Leonard Bernstein.
Bradley Cooper’s ‘Maestro’ Wows Venice With 7-Minute Standing Ovation as Leonard Bernstein’s Kids Break Down in Tears
Five years after “A Star is Born” debuted on the Lido, on its way to seven Oscar nominations, “Maestro” — Bradley Cooper’s long-awaited second film as director — premi…
Loving these words of wisdom from Dame Judi….
In her own words;
"Don’t prioritise your looks my friend, as they won’t last the journey.
Your sense of humor though, will only get better with age.
Your intuition will grow and expand like a majestic cloak of wisdom.
Your ability to choose your battles, will be fine-tuned to perfection.
Your capacity for stillness, for living in the moment, will blossom.
Your desire to live each and every moment will transcend all other wants.
Your instinct for knowing what (and who) is worth your time, will grow and flourish like ivy on a castle wall.
Don’t prioritise your looks my friend,
they will change forevermore, that pursuit is one of much sadness and disappointment.
Prioritise the uniqueness that make you you, and the invisible magnet that draws in other like-minded souls to dance in your orbit.
These are the things which will only get better."
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"She was a real beauty" : Here's what Oscar winner Judi Dench looked like in her youth! She broke too many hearts in her youth and is still charming and gorgeous 🤩
Have you seen her young rare photos before?
Find more photos of young Judi👉aunett.com/she-was-a-great-beauty-judi-dench-in-her-youth-rare-photo/
What a wonderful mural to see! Music and painting….great inspirational combo!
How clever is this, using the step within the building to create the musical instrument, so imaginative!
But it leads itself to the artists design fabulously.
Added to this, how cleverly its faded, as if she’s made of sand and the winds taking her away!
Loved it - what a wonderful gift to what is a very depressing building!
Stunning work ❤️
Artist - Sfhir Ogt Lcsiete 🙏🏻
I am delighted to be mentioned in Viv’s book…Mark your calendars: The iconic Ms Viv Albertine will be doing a book talk at Leicester Museum and Art Gallery on the 2nd of September to mark the end of their punk exhibition. First talk in four years!
Singing is quite simply incredibly therapeutic…..Sing!
Today I’m working with this thought!!…
‘Do not allow people to dim your shine because they are blinded. Tell them to put some sunglasses on."
— Lady Gaga………Enjoy your weekend oh singing ones!
Very much looking forward to this….one of my favourite composers…the genius of Leonard Bernstein portrayed by Bradley Cooper…goodness!
What an incredible transformation from actor Bradley Cooper as he portrays legendary composer and conductor Leonard Bernstein in the upcoming Netflix movie "Maestro" set to be released later this year!
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Wow ….what a guy…music gave him a new lease of life!
A new start after 60: At 74, I go to a gig every night – and once went to 725 in a row
Roger Mairlot was working as a car mechanic and struggling to sleep at night when a chance encounter led him to start attending gigs. He plans to keep going ‘until I d...