Ella Taylor, plus Dorothy Ker, Dominic McHugh & Renee Timmers

Thursday 09 December 2021 at 5:30 pm

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 a mesmerising performance of the second part of Dorothy Ker’s 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.

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


University of Sheffield Concerts takes safety and COVID-precautions very seriously. We will be following our Covid-19 measures and conditions of entry – which can be found here.

  • Date: Thursday 09 December 2021

  • Time: 5:30 pm

  • Location: Firth Court Western Bank Sheffield S10 2TN

  • Price: This is a free event however we request that you book a ticket/tickets so we can manage numbers and capacity for this concert. We cannot guarantee entry if you arrive on the day of the concert without having booked in advance

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