Ella Taylor, plus Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh & Renee Timmers (STREAMED)

Thursday 09 December 2021 at 7:30 pm

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Researching Music: materials, cultures, behaviours

An inaugural celebration of three Professors in Music

Lectures – 5.30pm

Performance from Ella – c.7pm

To celebrate the work of recently qualified professors Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh and Renee Timmers, we are delighted to be hosting an evening of inaugural lectures, Q&As and a performance from rising young soprano Ella Taylor. The lectures will span the interaction of mind and body in the enjoyment of music, Broadway and (dis)ableism in Cold War America, plus contemporary composition.

After the talks, join us for performance of Dorothy Ker’s completed song cycle for soprano, and piano, alongside a selection of other pieces with Ella Taylor. We are delighted to welcome Ella back after their fantastic stream celebrating trans and non-binary musicians, and composers, earlier this spring. They will be accompanied by Leo Nicholson on piano.

On the concert and oratorio stage, Ella is in demand as a soloist. Notable highlights include Górecki’s Symphony of Sorrowful Songs at Sheffield Cathedral, Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire at the Royal Academy of Music, and a performance on BBC Radio 3 of Oliver Knussen’s Trumpets at the British Composer Awards. Their repertoire includes many of the major oratorios by Bach, Handel, Haydn and Mozart.

Ella is a keen collaborator and recitalist, making a dedicated effort to work with and perform works by people underrepresented in classical music.


Supported by and in association with the Faculty of Arts & Humanities

  • Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

  • Time: 7:30 pm

  • Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Price: £0.00- £10.00

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