- Past Performances
- 2006 and Earlier
2016 Family Opera
Music by Bernard Hughes
Libretto by William Radice
An opera based on a Bengali animal fable by Upendrakishore Raychaudhuri
Translated and adapted by William Radice in The Stupid Tiger and Other Tales (1981)
THIS WORK WAS COMMISSIONED BY THE W11 CHILDREN'S OPERA TRUST
Saturdays, March 12 and 19, 2016, at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sundays, March 13 and 20, 2016, at 1:00pm and 5:00pm
Our 2016 production will be Chincha-Chancha Cooroo or the WEAVER’S WEDDING. This remarkable family opera for audiences of all ages is based on a classic Bengali animal fable, with music by Bernard Hughes and libretto by William Radice. A wily Jackal arranges the marriage of a foolish, uneducated Weaver to the King's daughter ... but it is the Princess who has the last laugh! This entirely sung 70-minute show (plus intermission) is full of stunning sets, colorful costumes, and beautiful music and dance. Listen to our 2009 performance of Weaver's Wedding HERE.
2016 Science Festival Chorus
Once again, we will be presenting a program of science songs at the 2016 (tenth annual!) Cambridge Science Festival in April. This year's production will be a series of songs on the theme of Giants of Science, highlighting the lives and work of great scientists and mathematicians throughout history who have shaped our understanding of the world. For a sample of such a song, listen to/watch the slideshow from our 2009 performance of "Mister Darwin" by David Haines.
Giants of Science will comprise about 20 songs by several contemporary composers. We will also sing a medley of songs composed this past year by Cambridge Public School students under the direction of David Haines, as part of David's CPS Songwriting Workshops. The entire program will include an accompanying slideshow of song lyrics and children's artwork.
Watch this space in January for registration and rehearsal information.
KEY TO IMAGE ABOVE (see HERE for Creative Commons license):