A tribute to the women of the Great War in music, words and images, performed by Trio Paradis.
With the centenary of the First World War approaching, Somerset-based chamber group Trio Paradis; Jacquelyn Bevan (piano), Jamie Hughes (violin) and Cressida Nash (cello), have put together a tribute to the women of the Great War in the form of a performance.
This consists of narrated excerpts from diaries, letters and poems, accompanied by music by women composers and a slideshow of contemporary images. A portable exhibition accompanies the performance.
The experiences of women who lived through this tragic event, from nurses to land-workers, munitionettes to political activitists, are vividly illustrated by the music of remarkable composers including Nadia and Lili Boulanger, Alma Mahler, Rebecca Clarke and songwriter Muriel Herbert.
The programme lasts approximately one hour and will be appearing at a variety of venues across the South West, including town halls, museums, churches, theatres, arts centres, village halls, schools and community centres.
Sound samples are available at: http://www.trioparadis.moonfruit.com
If you represent a venue and would like to discuss booking a performance of ‘Women of World War One’ please call 01749 689281. To be added to the mailing list for performances in Somerset email firstname.lastname@example.org
(NB a portable piano can be provided)