St Georges Bloomsbury announce series of special events

Backdated from previous BA website

Special concert events occurring at St George’s Bloomsbury in the coming months as follows.

Thursdays October 7, 14 & 21  6.00 pm
Autumn Leaves

With Australian born singer Tazina Frank and London based guitarist Barry Langton.

Enjoy a glass of white wine and some rush hour quiet time as Tazina and Barry perform an hour of classic jazz ballads in the gorgeous surrounds of St George’s Bloomsbury.

Tazina has been singing for over 20 years in both jazz and contemporary acoustic bands.  Now based in London, her performances over the years have included engagements in Australia, New Zealand, Scotland and Germany. A singer/songwriter, she has a unique signature in jazz standards and original composition, creating a fresh vibrant sound fusing many styles. Tazina has the ability to make songs her own bringing to life their inner message while singing powerfully from the heart.

Barry specialises in teaching guitar jazz improvisation at The Institute of Contemporary Music Performance in London and has been earning his living as a guitarist for over thirty five years. A seasoned professional, he has worked with numerous recording artists around the world and is experienced in many aspects of music performance. You can also find Barry performing around London with Big Chief as well as currently recording with the Tito Lopez Combo.

Admission free, suggested donation £3

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Sunday 24th October 2.00 pm
Sunday Recital Autumn Series

Across Boundaries

In conjunction with the October Gallery and the Bloomsbury Festival

Since its consecration in 1731 St George’s Bloomsbury has had a particular connection to the disenfranchised peoples of the African continent. Parishioner Charles Grant was a friend of both William Wilberforce and Lord Mansfield, both parliamentary leaders in the fight for the abolition of slavery.

With Wilberforce, Charles Grant created the Sierra Leone Company in 1791, a free colony in Sierra Leone that gave refuge to freed slaves. Lord Mansfield had his illegitimate, mixed-race grand-niece baptized in St George’s in 1766. She went on to become his secretary and live openly, freely (and quite controversially) with Mansfield and his wife at Kenwood House.

As part of the Bloomsbury Festival and London Black History Month, St George’s & the October Gallery are staging a series of art/music workshops in October – with artist Galen Wainwright, refugee children from PAN Intercultural Arts, and pupils at St George’s School – to coincide with Benin artist Julien Sinzogan’s current exhibition Spirit Worlds, whose works depict the return of slave spirits to Africa.

This project culminates in a concert of African music with 6 African players, improvised art by Galen Wainwright created and video projected live during the  performance, and an exhibition celebrating the work of our young participants.

Come along and be part of the fun – live art, African music, an exhibition and a post concert reception!

Admission free – suggested donation £3

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Saturday 20 November 7.00 pm

In conjunction with the Handel House Museum and
World Monuments Fund Britain

Dangerous Liaisons–Forbidden Love
Spirituoso and guest dancers

Handel House Museum’s Ensemble-in-Residence Spirituoso will take the audience on a moving journey through elements of art in 18th century Europe, exploring contrasting passions through music on period instruments and baroque dance.

Love, deception, grief and joy are enacted through music and movement, uniting two characters in a forbidden love.

Tickets: £9 full / £5 students

For more information or bookings go to http://www.handelhouse.org or phone 020 7399 1953


We welcome World Monuments Fund as co-hosts, and during the course of the evening will celebrate the recent installation of a 17th Century Dutch chandelier in the church, which they made possible.



For more information on the chandelier see http://www.wmf.org.uk/projects/


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Tuesday 14 December 7.00 pm

George Frederic Handel: The Messiah

A performance of this most famous of Handel’s oratorios, with soloists including up and coming young countertenor Samuel Bardsley.

Reserve your seat early to avoid disappointment!


Tickets £12 / £8 concession.
For reservations email: stgeorges_concerts@yahoo.co.uk
or phone: 020 7242 1979

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St George’s Bloomsbury
Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury
020 7242 1979
http://www.stgeorgesbloomsbury.org.uk

Postal address:
6-7 Little Russell St
Bloomsbury WC1A 2HR

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