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Coleridge-Taylor hits the right notes for Black History Month

Croydon’s very own black classical composer is to be celebrated in a prestigious concert at Fairfield Halls on Sunday, October 9, part of the arts venue’s programme of events marking Black History Month. Samuel Coleridge-Taylor wrote his epic choral work … Continue reading

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Living history exhibit on display at Stanley Halls: Dec 4

The Lives of Stanley Halls: Theatricals, Community and Entertainment, a touring exhibition, has its special introductory night at the South Norwood venue tomorrow night, December 4. The exhibition has been organised by the Stanley People’s Initiative and funded by the … Continue reading

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Yearning for opera fulfilled by this staging of Iernin

Given the free run of a boys’ school, albeit once most of the boys had gone home for the day, our regular arts reviewer, BELLA BARTOCK, did not hesitate to accept a ticket to the latest splendid production from Surrey … 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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PRS Music sketches out a tribute to composer Coleridge-Taylor

More than 100 years after his death, Samuel Coleridge-Taylor is not only getting a portrait of himself in his old home town; there’s to be a sketch of the composer unveiled this afternoon  in the West End boardroom of PRS … Continue reading

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Has Kate Moss snubbed Croydon’s portrait bench?

Mystery surrounds the identity of one of the top three Croydon characters, voted for by the public, who has refused to allow their likeness to be used in a public portrait project. The final portrait for a bench on the … Continue reading

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Conductor Alwyn unveils blue plaque to Croydon composer

A year-long festival to commemorate Samuel Coleridge-Taylor ended on Sunday with the unveiling of a blue plaque at 6 St Leonards Road, the house where he died on September 1 1912. Those attending the ceremony included members of the Dashwood … Continue reading

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Samuel Coleridge-Taylor gala concert: Dec 15

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Centenary celebrations promise cake, picnics and song

There are two key events coming up in the next couple of weeks in the centenary celebrations for Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, the world-renowned composer who lived in Croydon. On Wednesday, August 15 – 137 years since Coleridge-Taylor’s birth – there’s to … 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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Croydon Bach Choir to perform Coleridge-Taylor, June 23

The next event in the year-long Croydon Samuel Coleridge-Taylor Festival is on Saturday June 23, with a programme performed by the Croydon Bach Choir. They will sing Vivaldi’s Gloria and A Tale of Old Japan by Coleridge-Taylor, the celebrated Croydon-based … Continue reading

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Croydon’s list of great residents omits David Lean. Why?

The saddening/maddening thing about Croydon Council is that, when given some of the simplest of tasks in their attempt to promote the borough, they still manage to balls it up. Take, for example, this week’s half-cocked announcement on the council … Continue reading

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Not much rhyme to Coleridge-Taylor’s lost opera

BELLA BARTOCK has returned to Inside Croydon Towers, tiara slightly askew, a couple of pages of tightly-typed copy in her be-gloved hand, after the latest high-brow premiere to be staged at the Fairfield Halls Over the years, I have always … 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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