LGBTQ Choirs

More details of Diversity Choir’s tribute to female composers revealed on International Women’s Day

Graham Robson March 8, 2023

Diversity Choir – the London-based LGBTQ+ chamber choir – has announced more details of the female-led set list of international composers and artists celebrated at its 30th Anniversary Summer Concert on Saturday, May 20.

The 50+ strong ensemble will sing – among others TBC: The Cobbler by Imogen Holst, Psaume XXIV by Lili Boulanger, Dixit Dominus by Mariana de Martines, O Frondens Virga by Hildegard von Bingen, Non c’e piu fede by Barbara Strozzi, alongside Peace I Leave With You by Amy Beach and popular modern standards Big Yellow Taxi by Joni Mitchell and I Will Always Love You by Dolly Parton.

Corinne Iten, incoming choir chair, said: “We are thrilled to be able to celebrate the contribution of female composers at our 30th Anniversary Summer Concert on 20 May.”

“It is a great honour and privilege to bring the work of these talented women to a wider audience whilst showcasing the diverse singing talents and repertoire of the UK’s foremost LGBTQ+ chamber choir.

“Over nearly 400 years of history, these women have done much to advance the enjoyment of music across many genres, often against the odds. We hope our audience will enjoy hearing their music as much as we will performing it.”

The evening concert will take place at St Paul’s Church, Knightsbridge and ticket details will be announced in April.

Diversity Choir can also be seen in Italy at the Various Voices LGBT+ Music Festival in BolognaJune 14-18.

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