Songs of Suffrage

Event Details

  • Event date: 01/11/2018
  • Venue: The Chancellor's Hall, First Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

1 November 2018, 6:30-8:30
Tickets £5 concession, £10 general admission. Includes pre-concert drink and exhibition entry.


Featuring members of the Berkeley Ensemble with Dr Kate Kennedy, broadcaster and historian as the narrator


The IHR and Senate House Library host a chamber concert featuring the work of three women composers active in the suffrage movement – together with readings from their diaries and letters, and from those of fellow suffrage campaigners.


The concert will include music by Ethel Smyth (1958-1944) and Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979), who were prominent suffragists and members of the Society of Women Musicians, and by Dorothy Howell (1898-1982) whose work was regularly premièred at the Proms from 1919, but is now rarely heard.


The concert will be accompanied by an exhibition of scores, diaries and letters written by these and other women composers from the period, drawn from the Senate House Library collection.


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