Festival 2022

Nevertheless, She Persisted – Her Ensemble ft. CN Lester and BISHI

Her Ensemble ft. CN Lester and BISHI

2nd July 6:30pm (2022)

Village Underground

Her Ensemble shines a light on the overlooked canon of music written by women.

PRICE: £20

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Photo: Shane Benson

Founded just over a year ago, Her Ensemble shines a light on the overlooked canon of music written by women, which still makes up only 5% of the repertoire played each year despite a plethora of music existing and dating all the way back to 450 BC.

Her Ensemble in rehearsal at Battersea Arts Centre. Film: Shane Benson

We are so proud to present Her Ensemble, a string orchestra shining light on music written by women and creating space for musicians of marginalised genders playing glorious music including:

Dobrinka Tabakova  Dawn 

Barbara Strozzi  Il Lamento

Grażyna Bacewicz  Quartet for 4 violins 

Florence Price  Adoration

Caroline Shaw  Valencia

Bishi Bhattacharya / M. Hardern with strings arranged by Neil Kaczor Saturday’s Child 

Florence Price  Memory Mist


RUNNING TIME:  60 minutes with no interval

This is a standing event, with some floor cushions available.  We also have limited seats and wheelchair spaces for those who require them.

This event is presented with the generous support of the RVW Trust. 


Main photo by Tom Lovatt

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Venue information

Village Underground

54 Holywell Lane
United Kingdom

Underground & Overground

Shoreditch High Street Overground (2 mins)
Liverpool Street Station
(9 mins)
Old Street Station (9 mins)

Walking times are given in brackets.


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