Dido & Aeneas – An Opera by Henry Purcell
Date: Friday 6th October, 8pm
Venue: The Church of The Holy Innocents, Paddenswick Road, Hammersmith, W6 0UB
KOFMA present Purcell’s chamber opera in a fully staged production.
Dido and Aeneas is a heartbreaking tale of Love, Hate & the tragedy of Fate.
Musical Director: Ashley Stafford
Director: Richard Bastable
Harpsichord: Miles Lallemant
Leader: Tom Aldren
Dido: Laura Lamph
Aeneas: Brian McAlea
Belinda: Sarah Rennix
Second Woman: Charlotte Broker
Sorceress: Alexander Pullinger
First Witch: Scar de Courcier
Second Witch: Christine Mackay
KOFMA Young Singers Masterclass & Concert
Date: Tuesday 10th October
Venue: St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road, W12 0NS
12pm – Public Masterclass with Ashley Stafford
8pm – Young Singers Concert
All the King’s Men
Date: Thursday 12th October, 8pm
St Luke’s Church, Uxbridge Road
All the King’s men are an award-winning vocal group, founded at King’s College London in 2009. Since then, the group have expanded, touring the east and west coasts of the United States, South Korea, Hong Kong and Italy. In 2015, AtKM were crowned Europe’s best a capella act at the ICCA competition in London, before making their Broadway debut at the ICCA finals in New York.
Already ‘heavyweights’ (Telegraph) of London’s West End, they made their first appearance at the Boston Sings A Cappella festival in 2016, where, as the only British group to have ever competed, they were awarded second place by a panel of Grammy Award winning artists and Swingle Singers. Now a staple act of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival after 6 years, AtKM’s show ‘RADIO GAGA’ was reviewed with 5 stars by Broadway Baby Magazine and awarded a Fringe Laurel to acknowledge its ‘official sellout’ status. The group was also nominated for four Darkchat awards for Fringe Performance including Best Song and Best Show. All the King’s Men record with American label, The Vocal Company, and their 5th studio album ‘11’ is due for release in June 2016, and has already been nominated for three Contemporary A Cappella Recording Awards (CARAs). Two songs from the album have been released as part of the music video trilogy, ‘Leave a Light On’, with the third being hotly anticipated to come out this summer.
Their successful performances at The Vaults in June marked the London leg of ‘The 11 tour’ which had already seen performances in Boston MA, Rochester NY, and New York, before they continue on to the Edinburgh Festival Fringe this August.
Masked Ball & Gala Dinner
Date: Friday 13th October, 8pm
Venue: Bush Hall, 310 Uxbridge Road
Set in an old Edwardian Dance Hall, this years dinner promises to be better than ever.
The Lallemant Trio will be returning and we hope you take to the dance floor like never before.