Dissenters do it differently…



Saturday 15 October, 5.30pm, Stoke Newington Town Hall: Music without Borders

Music is, and always will be, a Schengen area. Its universal language enables us to straddle continents, centuries and cultures.

We will set sail on our musical journey in 17th Century Peru, cross to England, and then fast forward to the 20th and 21st Centuries for a return trip to South America via Argentina.

This second stage will showcase two contrasting works by the exceptionally versatile Cecilia McDowall. We’ll be performing her quietly contemplative Ave Maris Stella, celebrating the history of this island race, and her vibrant and thrilling Theatre of Tango (world premiere in this form), based on Argentinian tango. We will be honoured to have Cecilia with us in the audience.

To follow, a travelogue of beautiful choral music from mainland Europe, returning finally to the UK for a Dissenting take on a piece by Elgar for choir, orchestra and audience.

This is a very special season finale concert at our People’s Palace, Stoke Newington Town Hall, raising funds for Hackney Migrant Centre and Akwaaba. We will shortly be setting up a fundraising page to raise even more money. Whether you are able to attend the concert or not, you will still be able to sponsor the performances of Chorus of Dissent and the Elastic Band.  More details soon.

Sunday 18 December, St Matthias Church

Christmas Concert

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