News: 2007

Juice at St Jamess, Piccadilly

Juice presents a set of unaccompanied vocal works including Words for the St James’s lunchtime concert series.

St James’s, Piccadilly, London

Friday 14 December at 1.00pm


Kosmos at The Red Hedgehog

Kosmos perform their stunning arrangements of music from Eastern Europe and Greece, alongside Robert Fokkens’s Xhosa music-inspired uMadosini, umama wam in a concert at Highgate’s exciting venue The Red Hedgehog. They are joined for this concert by the remarkable Serbian accordionist Milos Milivojevic.

Harriet Mackenzie and Meg Hamilton (violin) and Laura Anstee (cello)

Saturday 1 December 2007 at 8pm

The Red Hedgehog, 255 Archway Road, Highgate, London, N6 5BS

Tickets £12/£10


Juice presents Gobsmack in Cardiff

Juice performs music by Meredith Monk and young British composers Adam Melvin, Phillip Neil Martin and Lucy Mulgan, ranging in style from unaccompanied solo voices to multi-media works featuring work by visual artists Harry Poole and Mark Melvin. My recent set of songs Words is included in the programme.

University Concert Hall, Cardiff

Tuesday 27 November at 7:30pm


Juice perform at the University of Liverpool

New Music Indaba 2007 in Pretoria

As part of South Africa’s premiere new music festival, the New Music Indaba, Jill Richards presents a recital in honour of Stefans Grove’s 85th birthday at the Musaion, University of Pretoria,  performing Grove’s Five Glimpses alongside my Nine Solitudes.

Musaion at the University of Pretoria

Friday 12 October at 13.00pm

South African Music Day: Manhattan School of Music, New York

Four Colonizations will receive its US premiere as part of this celebratory day of South African music, presented at the Manhattan School of Music in New York.

The day will include: video conferencing between panels in New York and South Africa discussing new South African music; workshops on traditional instruments and musics with leading South African musician, Dizu Plaatjies; and concerts of a very broad range of South African musics - from traditional Zulu and Xhosa vocal music to contemporay music by some of the best-known South African composers, including Kevin Volans, Peter Klatzow, Hendrik Hofmeyr and Paul Hanmer.

This event is a must for anyone with an interest in musical and creative activity in South Africa and Africa in general.

12pm Video Conferencing Event (Miller Hall)

1.30pm Lunchtime Concert: South African Vocal Works (Greenfield Hall)

3pm South African musics explored with Dizu Plaatjies (Miller Hall)

6.30pm Pre-concert talk with Kevin Volans (Greenfield Hall)

7.30pm South African Chamber Music Concert (Greenfield Hall)

Manhattan School of Music, New York

Sunday 23 September 2007

South African premiere of Solitudes

Jill Richards performs a solo recital, including the South African premiere of Solitudes, at the Northwest University in Potchefstroom.

Conservatory Hall, Northwest University, Potchefstroom

13 September 2007

Kosmos @ The Vortex

Kosmos perform a set - including uMadosini, umama wam - in support of  Basquiat Strings at The Vortex, one of London’s premier jazz clubs. DJ Finn Peters will also be performing.

Saturday 1 September 2007 at 8:45pm

The Vortex Jazz Club, Gillett Street, London N16 8JH


Kosmos @ The ICA: spnms The Sound Source

Kosmos plays the ICA as part of spnm’s The Sound Source series - ’the UK’s leading experimental music night’. Alongside their stunning repertoire of original, fascinating arrangements of Balkan, klezmer, gypsy and Greek music, they present a short set of new and traditional music from South Africa - composed and arranged by Robert Fokkens.

The Institute of Contemporary Arts, The Mall, London

30 August 2007, 8pm


Pulse at Tete-a-tetes The Opera Festival

My piece, Four Colonisations, for soprano, clarinet and piano will be performed as part of this event:

Contemporary cabaret conglomerate Pulse return with a short set at the Riverside Studios as part of Tete-a-tete’s exciting The Opera Festival. The late night Afters performances present composers and their various side-kicks and accomplices in an array of cabaret-style performances.

Pulse will perform their usual blend of social commentary, quirky curiousity and world-weary cynicism, mixing older songs by Satie, Weill, Cage and Eisler with more recent bits and pieces by Geoff Hannan, Laurence Crane and Rob Fokkens.

The Riverside Studios, Hammersmith

Friday 24 August at 10pm

The Opera Festival runs from 9-26 August (Thurs-Sun) at the Riverside Studios. Check out the Tete-a-tete website for more details!