Arthur (the decline and fall of the British Empire) & The Village Green Preservation Society

Vox_Holloway_Village_GreenAs part of the re-release of the Kinks’ 1969 album Arthur (The decline and fall of the British Empire) Ray Davies has commissioned new arrangements of several songs.

The concert will include a repeat performance of Harvey Brough’s arrangement of the classic 1968 Kinks’ album We are the Village Green Preservation Society, with specially recorded voiceovers by Sir Ray.

Performed by: Vox Holloway and Young Vox children’s choir.

Soloists: Clara Sanabras and Rick Leigh PLUS the David Le Page Ensemble.

Where: Shoreditch Town Hall

When: Saturday 15 February

Freedom Song: When Gospel Came to the Empire

FREEDOM SONG – When Gospel Came to the Empire by Harvey Brough (music) and Justin Butcher (words).

Performed by Vox Holloway and the Hackney Empire choir

‘Sing it loud, sing it clear’

The inspiring true story of the Fisk Jubilee Singers, a group of emancipated slaves who took to the road in 1871 to raise funds for their university and introduced the world to the riches of plantation spirituals.

At: Hackney Empire, 291 Mare Street, London, E8 1EJ

Sunday 29 March,  6pm

Click here for tickets: £10 – £35 (plus £1 per ticket online, £1.25 per ticket over the phone).