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nOSTalgie: a cabaret

 21 May 2011 at 8.00pm 

nOSTalgie: a cabaret

CBSO Centre, Birmingham
Berkley Street, Birmingham
United Kingdom

Birmingham Contemporary Music Group
Singers: Mary Carewe / Richard Morris

BCMG presents an evening of political songs and new vocal settings, under the brilliant direction of Dominic Muldowney, former Head of Music at the National Theatre.

This cabaret-style concert features the world premiere of Dominic Muldowney’s Sound Investment commission – a series of settings of John Betjeman, WH Auden and Edward Thomas – alongside political songs from pre-war Berlin and more recently by John Woolrich and Colin Matthews, plus ensemble suites by Hanns Eisler.

The multi-faceted Muldowney recently produced an extraordinary War Oratorio for Channel 4 television, using theatre-trained voices, rather than classically-trained singers, as soloists. For this cabaret Muldowney will similarly work with actor-singers, a particular interest of his, imbuing the programme with an extra immediacy and sense of theatre.

Buy a drink, take a seat and be transported by our cabaret singers, Mary Carewe and Richard Morris, between 1930s Germany and contemporary Britain, during an evening of entertaining delights from both eras.

Hans Eisler : Suite No 2 for ensemble
Mischa Spoliansky : Life's a Swindle
Hans Eisler : Abortion is Illegal
Dominic Muldowney : Funeral Blues
Hans Eisler : Nanna's Lied
Colin Matthews : Blue Peacock
Dominic Muldowney : Uffington
Hans Eisler : The Stimulating Effect of Cash
Hans Eisler : Suite No 3 for ensemble
Stefan Wolpe : Hitler
Dominic Muldowney : Foxtrot (from a play)
John Woolrich : Four Flowers
Dominic Muldowney : Adlestrop
Dominic Muldowney : At Last the Secret is Out
Mischa Spoliansky : The Smart Set
Dominic Muldowney : Underneath the abject willow

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