On the 5th October, Thursday next week to be exact, the Pegasus Opera Company will be honouring the life of its founder Lloyd Newton and Black History month by staging the Celebrate Pegasus! concert at the Actors Church (St Paul’s) Covent Garden, Bedford Street, London WC2E 9ED. The concert will be performed from 7.30-9.30pm with a reception following the concert.
Singers taking part in this historical musical journey include: soprano Alison Buchanan, mezzo Denise Hector, tenor Ronald Samm, bass-baritone Keel Watson and Allyson Devenish on piano.
The show will involve pieces from Queen Nanny of the Maroons in Jamaica, celebrated African American poet Paul Lawrence Dunbar and the woman who inspired Toni Morison’s Beloved, Margaret Garner. Also, hear pieces based in colonial India and in Nigeria by Wole Soyinka.
Pegasus Opera is a multi-racial touring Opera Company founded in 1992 by Lloyd Newton. Newton passed away at the beginning to this year. The Company creates opportunities for professional singers from diverse backgrounds to develop and perform opera productions and arts education work.
Book tickets online: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/pegasus-opera-tickets-37708930426
Booking queries? 020 7501 9501
Additionally, on Saturday 7 October at the Black Cultural Archive from 12 – 1pm there will be a concert with the local children at the Brixton Library, Brixton, London SW2 I JQ