374: SYRINX, Haymanot Tesfa + Ben See

Saturday 06.07.24 | 12 – 2pm at St John’s Leytonstone, E11 1HH
SYRINX, Haymanot Tesfa + Ben See | tickettailor.com/events/arcticcircle/1275672 

Is there anything more powerful than hearing a choir of live voices inhabiting and bringing a space to life? Whether singing chants, protest songs, shanties or a herding call to cattle? We don’t think so and neither does singer, composer and choir leader Ben See.

Today Ben returns to our series with the 50 strong choir SYRINX from Vauxhall - who will not only sing the intriguing mix of music aforementioned, but with attempt to talk to us about the transformative and cathartic benefits of singing itself.

Also joining us is singer, musician, painter and photographer – Haymanot Tesfa. The sound of her voice is fearless and intensely experimental and as a musician she sings exclusively in Amharic whilst playing the krar, a six-string bowl-shaped lyre. Haymanot’s music is inspired by the ancient landscapes and meditative social & religious music of her Ethiopian roots.

Haymanot Tesfa · Tizeta

We become a community today – those guests who bring with them new songs from far and near to our stage, and those like yourselves who have come to be inspired and possibly add their own voices into the space.

Further event details: Pay-What-You-Can entry (we suggest £10 adult, children free) in advance or on the door, subject to availability/capacity. An event for all ages. As always with this series we endeavour to make our audience feel as safe, comfortable and welcome as we possibly can.

Our series is kindly supported by an Arts Council National Lottery Project Grant