The Sunday Boys: Queer British Voices
  • Friday 25 August 2023, 7:30pm
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £20 standard. Seniors/65+ £16. U18/FTE/Unwaged £5.50
Image Choir the Sunday Boys, performing

Fresh from their European tour, The Sunday Boys – Manchester’s low voiced LGBTQ+ choir are proud to present Queer British Voices, a journey across the many musical genres the UK has to offer.

Featuring music by Sigala/MNEK, Self Esteem, Rina Sawayama as well as a World premiere from Fraz Ireland and Ella Otomewo, this concert will show off a mix of contemporary classical, musical theatre and pop artists from here in the UK and across the globe.

The event will also feature readings by Ella Otomewo, Andrew McMillan and Rachel Mann.

6pm – Pre-concert talk

‘When queer words meet queer voices: a discussion on poetry in choral song’. A discussion with writers Ella Otomewo, Andrew McMillan and Rachel Mann will take place in The Stoller Hall for all ticket-holders, chaired by composer Anna Appleby.

6.45pm – Pre-concert performance

Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ Community choir Electric Pink Voices will perform in the atrium.

 

Queer British Voices is supported by public funds from Arts Council England.

Please note that that some of the songs being performed will include explicit language.
As part of our Pride programming, we’re also delighted to host Loud and Proud: Vocal Connections Workshop, an inclusive workshop for trans and queer voices.
About Anna Appleby (chair of our pre-concert talk)
Anna Appleby (born in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a Manchester-based composer and songwriter. Her classical work has been performed all over the world and she continues to compose spiritual, hard-hitting, melodic and rhythmically-driven work for orchestras, opera companies, choreographers, contemporary music ensembles, soloists and choirs. She also has an experimental electronic music alter-ego called Norrisette and set up a regular night of queer electronica called FLUFF. Recent premieres include an opera, Drought, for the BBC Philharmonic and an award-winning collaborative youth opera for Glyndebourne, Pay the Piper.
Headshot of composer Anna Appleby
Andrew McMillan
Andrew McMillan  (he/him) was born in Barnsley in 1988. His debut collection of poetry, physical, was the only poetry book to ever win the Guardian First Book Award; it was also awarded a Somerset Maugham award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and in 2019 was voted as one of the Top 25 Poetry Books of the Past 25 Years by the Booksellers Association. His second collection, playtime, won the inaugural Polari Prize. A third collection, pandemonium, was published in 2021 and in 2022 he co-edited the acclaimed anthology 100 Queer Poems, which was shortlisted in the British Book Awards. He is professor of contemporary writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His debut novel, Pity, will be published next year.
Headshot of poet Andrew Mcmillan
The Sunday Boys: Queer British Voices
  • The Stoller Hall
  • £20 standard. Seniors/65+ £16. U18/FTE/Unwaged £5.50

Programme

Programme

Anna APPLEBY - 1967 in the Red House
Finn ANDERSON - Distant Dream
Dominie HOOPER - The Quietening
Michael BETTERIDGE - The Sunday Boys
Eamonn O'DWYER - This Song
Colm MOLLOY - Where we are
Hugh SHEEHAN - Poissons Troubles (UK Premiere)
Oliver SIM- Hideous
Sigala/MNEK- Radio
Rina SAWAYAMA - This Hell
Self Esteem - Prioritise Pleasure

Plus a new work (world premiere) by Fraz Ireland (composer) and Ella Otomewo (writer)

Fresh from their European tour, The Sunday Boys – Manchester’s low voiced LGBTQ+ choir are proud to present Queer British Voices, a journey across the many musical genres the UK has to offer.

Featuring music by Sigala/MNEK, Self Esteem, Rina Sawayama as well as a World premiere from Fraz Ireland and Ella Otomewo, this concert will show off a mix of contemporary classical, musical theatre and pop artists from here in the UK and across the globe.

The event will also feature readings by Ella Otomewo, Andrew McMillan and Rachel Mann.

6pm – Pre-concert talk

‘When queer words meet queer voices: a discussion on poetry in choral song’. A discussion with writers Ella Otomewo, Andrew McMillan and Rachel Mann will take place in The Stoller Hall for all ticket-holders, chaired by composer Anna Appleby.

6.45pm – Pre-concert performance

Blackpool’s LGBTQ+ Community choir Electric Pink Voices will perform in the atrium.

 

Queer British Voices is supported by public funds from Arts Council England.

Please note that that some of the songs being performed will include explicit language.
As part of our Pride programming, we’re also delighted to host Loud and Proud: Vocal Connections Workshop, an inclusive workshop for trans and queer voices.
About Anna Appleby (chair of our pre-concert talk)
Anna Appleby (born in Newcastle upon Tyne) is a Manchester-based composer and songwriter. Her classical work has been performed all over the world and she continues to compose spiritual, hard-hitting, melodic and rhythmically-driven work for orchestras, opera companies, choreographers, contemporary music ensembles, soloists and choirs. She also has an experimental electronic music alter-ego called Norrisette and set up a regular night of queer electronica called FLUFF. Recent premieres include an opera, Drought, for the BBC Philharmonic and an award-winning collaborative youth opera for Glyndebourne, Pay the Piper.
Headshot of composer Anna Appleby
Andrew McMillan
Andrew McMillan  (he/him) was born in Barnsley in 1988. His debut collection of poetry, physical, was the only poetry book to ever win the Guardian First Book Award; it was also awarded a Somerset Maugham award, an Eric Gregory Award, the Aldeburgh First Collection Prize and in 2019 was voted as one of the Top 25 Poetry Books of the Past 25 Years by the Booksellers Association. His second collection, playtime, won the inaugural Polari Prize. A third collection, pandemonium, was published in 2021 and in 2022 he co-edited the acclaimed anthology 100 Queer Poems, which was shortlisted in the British Book Awards. He is professor of contemporary writing at Manchester Metropolitan University and a fellow of the Royal Society of Literature. His debut novel, Pity, will be published next year.
Headshot of poet Andrew Mcmillan

You may also like

  1. image Manchester Camerata: Missing Pieces
    Carole Nash Hall

    Manchester Camerata: Missing Pieces

    Thu 20 June 2024, 8pm

    Created by Manchester Camerata violinist Gemma Bass for a small chamber group, we present Missing Pieces: Born out of curiosity and...

  2. image Gorton Philharmonic
    The Stoller Hall

    Gorton Philharmonic

    Sat 13 July 2024, 7:30pm

    An evening of dramatic and popular orchestra music from the silver screen, including the theme from Ladies in Lavender and Addinsell’s...

  3. image SOHO Live Presents Stardew Valley: Festival of Seasons
    The Stoller Hall

    SOHO Live Presents Stardew Valley: Festival of Seasons

    Sun 14 July 2024, 2pm

    This concert is now sold out – you can check out other concerts here at The Stoller Hall on our...

  4. image St Paul’s College, Hong Kong
    The Stoller Hall

    St Paul’s College, Hong Kong

    Tue 6 August 2024, 7:30pm

    Founded in 1851, St. Paul’s College, Hong Kong’s oldest boys’ secondary school (ages 12-17), boasts a rich musical heritage. The...