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KWK: Music at All Saints, 1- 8 Aug

All Saints concerts

As part of Kingston Welcomes Korea, a series of concerts at All Saints Church, Market Place, Kingston upon Thames KT1 1JP.


Series directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson
Consultant and Presenter: Keith Howard

This concert series will provide selected members of an outstanding generation of young Korean musicians with their first recital opportunities. The crossover concerts will bring together leading musicians and composers in the performance of works that combine and illustrate the strengths of both British and Korean musical traditions.

The concert season starts with an evening cross-over concert on Saturday, August 1. There will be a concert of Korean music on Thursday, August 6 and an evening crossover concert on August 8, to celebrate Korean independence. There will four lunchtime recitals during the week, featuring outstanding young Korean musicians.

Concert directors: David Sutton Anderson and Avril Anderson are composers and musicians with a keen interest in Korean music. David taught composition at the Royal College of Music and is a member of the music staff at the Royal Opera House Covent Garden. His work is featured on many record labels. Avril is an award-winning composer and together they run the remarkable avant-garde wind ensemble, Sounds Positive. Professor Keith Howard is an etno-musicologist, who teaches at SOAS, University of London. He is a world authority on traditional and contemporary Korean music.

Ticket prices: Midday recitals – £15 (Full), £10 (concessions). Evening concerts: £25 (Gala invitations, which include a drink and meeting the artists), £15 (full) and £10 (concessions). Concessionary rates for students, senior citizens and those with a Rover card.

The Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London
The Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London

Saturday, August 1, 1310 – 1400

Lunchtime Choral recital

Sally Mays and Simon Desorgher
The Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London
Choirmaster: Brian Yoon.
Conductor: Maria Kim.

Sounds Positive
Sounds Positive

Saturday, August 1, 1930 – 2130

Anglo-Korean Crossover Concert

With the Choir of the Korean Catholic Church of London
And the London Ensemble, Sounds Positive.
Conductor: David Sutton Anderson

Including the world premieres of Korea Garden by David Sutton Anderson, sponsored by the British Korean Society, and new works by Avril Anderson and Slavko Zagorak.

“The positive thing about Sounds Positive is that it stands up for what it believes in, delivering it with skills and understanding that reflects the closeness of the performers and writers.” The Independent

Yoon-seok Shin
Yoon-seok Shin

Monday, August 3, 1310 to 1400

Lunchtime Piano Recital

Yoon-seok Shin

The programme includes words by Josef Haydn and Unsuk Chin

“He plays with an unostentatious authority and his performances have a polish and poise, combined with a warm musical response”. Philip Fowke

Marisol Lee (left) and Grace Yeo
Marisol Lee (left) and Grace Yeo

Tuesday, August 4, 1930 – 2130

Rising Stars of Korea

Grace Yeo, piano, and Marisol Lee, violin

With works by

  • J.S.Bach
  • Ysaye
  • Prokofiev
Hyelim Kim
Hyelim Kim

Thursday, August 6, 1930-2130

Anglo-Korean Crossover Concert


Hyelim Kim (taegum), Dennis Lee (changgu), Melanie Henry (saxophones and clarinet) and Sally Mays (piano)

Im Hyeon-bin
Im Hyeon-bin
Saturday, August 8, 1930-2130

Independence Day Concert

With SANI, traditional Korean music ensemble,

Featuring: Kim Heesun (gayageum), Lee Ji-young (gayageum), Huh Yun-jeong (geomungo), Lee Tai-baek (ajaeng), Lee Seok-ju (piri), Kim Seong-a and Im Hyeon-bin (pan’sori)

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