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It’s long overdue that Hurlstone’s music is heard once again

SUNDAY SUPPLEMENT: In the year when Croydon is London’s Borough of Culture, DAVID MORGAN suggests it presents an opportunity to revive some of the music of a once-admired composer Searching through some old press cuttings, I came across one from … Continue reading

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Trinity pupil hits all the right notes to win Steinway competition

Ed Warner has been named as the winner of the 2021 Trinity-Steinway Scholarship, after a day-long set of performances under the gaze of staff at the Royal College of Music. The Trinity-Steinway Scholarship is a collaboration between Trinity, Steinway and … Continue reading

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Young musician helps celebrate life of local composer

Sean Creighton, the co-founder and co-ordinator of the Coleridge-Taylor Network, will be giving a talk about the life and works of composer Samuel Coleridge-Taylor this Friday as part of the South Norwood Arts Festival. The Coleridge-Taylor Network staged a range … Continue reading

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From Waddon to Washington DC: Croydon boy’s musical life

Ahead of centenary concerts to celebrate the life of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, his biographer, JEFFREY GREEN, details the composer’s life in Croydon Theobalds Road was widened by demolishing the houses and shops on the southern side in the mid-1870s, and amongst … Continue reading

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Coleridge-Taylor opera to premiere at Ashcroft Theatre

The Fairfield Halls is to stage the world premiere of Samuel Coleridge-Taylor‘s long-lost opera Thelma next month. This is the centenary year of Coleridge-Taylor’s death, and Surrey Opera is organising a festival of the work of the Croydon-based composer, whose … Continue reading

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