Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy
Chineke! Orchestra presents a new commission, and a significant new work for their jazz-inspired programme, by Roderick Williams.
Better known to some as a baritone soloist, Williams’ reputation as a composer is growing steadily. His Advent antiphon ‘O Adonai’ has gained popularity on both sides of the Atlantic and his ‘Ave Verum Corpus Re-imagined’ was awarded the BASCA prize for Choral Composition in 2016. The commission scored for voice and orchestra, and featuring Roderick as soloist, features text taken from Chris Beckett’s poems about his upbringing in Ethiopia and will be a significant new work which Chineke! plans to tour in future jazz-inspired programmes.
Roderick Williams Three Songs from Ethiopia Boy (new work) (c. 10 mins)
Roderick Williams, baritone