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Avril Coleridge-Taylor: A Lost Musical Legacy

  • Location Holy Innocents Church, 192A Selhurst Road, SE25 6XX
  • Date Sep 18 2022
  • Time 7:00 pm till 7:30 pm
  • TicketsFree
  • Ages12+

We know a lot about Samuel Coleridge- Taylor and his wonderful music so well received in the USA as well as in Great Britain, and also his life in South Norwood, London.

But, who was Avril Coleridge- Taylor? And what did she do?

Avril was Samuel’s daughter, and a composer, pianist and conductor in her own right. Sadly, nowadays her story and works are largely forgotten.

Please note this event is taking place at Holy Innocents Church (Next to the Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Centre) at 192a, Selhurst Road, SE25 6XX. This is a 5-10 minute walk, along from High St, from Stanley Arts 

Fiona-Jane Weston, a professional actress and singer, hopes to help put that right! Fiona-Jane is best known for her acclaimed solo theatre shows on women’s history, with songs and stories that are frequently funny, moving and simultaneously heart-wrenching.

..performed with charm and wit…Weston maintains a light touch, imparting intriguing nuggets of information at every step
The Times

Her audience rapport is fantastic
British Theatre.com

After several months of extensive research and tracking down some of her scores, Fiona-Jane will speak about Avril’s life and present some of her rarely heard music along with pianist William Godfree.

Come and hear this exceptional composer’s works in the beautiful setting of Holy Innocents Church, South Norwood, which itself has connections with her father Samuel.

A unique documentary style performance, including Avril’s real words and music as part of her story bringing her to life.

The audience is welcome to stay for a Questions and Answer session with Fiona-Jane and William after the performance.

This event is not ticketed. The show and the service are both free to attend, and a donation to the church’s restoration will be much appreciated.

The show will follow a 6:00pm evening Church service, including Taize music. The show will start at 7:00pm and will last approximately 30 minutes. Audience members are welcome to stay for a Q&A afterwards.

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