20 May 2023 |
Posted by Jonathan Radnedge | 0 Comment.
** A small number of members went to Oxford recently to see ‘Brecht on Love and War’, a multi-media set of musical performances, songs and presentations, with the Bauhaus Band and Singers, Marc Almond and young artistes from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama.
The show, presented by Tom Kuhn and John Harle, took place in the Sheldonian Theatre of Oxford University, with its wonderful painted ceiling.
The programme included songs from musicals by Brecht and Kurt Weill, as well as some readings of Brecht’s poems and songs, video art from Oxford art students, and Scenes from the War Primer (Bilder aus der Kriegsfibel) by Hanns Eisler and Bertolt Brecht, sung in German.
The soloists from the Guildhall in this latter piece, Roza Herwig and Thomas McGowan, accompanied by the Bauhaus Band, showed great promise for the future, and altogether rounded off a splendid evening.