Composer kicks off lectures
THE NEW season of Langley Lectures kicks off with a talk by a local composer.
The series take place each New Year for residents to gather for lectures on a variety of subjects while raising money for charity. They aim to teach people about the local area and wider world, including topics such as science, politics, health, faith and music.
The first lecture of the 2016 season is named Writing an Opera – Anya 17 by Langley resident and composer Adam Gorb.
Adam’s opera Anya 17 was composed in 2011 and has been performed in the UK, Romania, Germany and the USA. It deals with the subject of contemporary slavery, focusing on sex trafficking between Eastern and Western Europe.
The talk will describe the journey of writing an opera from the first discussion of subject matter with the librettist who writes the text and the practicalities of arranging performances.
Adam has lived in Langley since 2000 and is an internationally renowned composer and head of the school of composition at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester.
The talk is today (Wednesday, January 6) at 7.45pm at Langley Chapel, on Main Road, Langley. It’s the first of seven lectures planned. They are open to everyone and a suggested donation of £2.50 is required.
Money goes to East Cheshire Hospice, the Rossendale Trust and Just Drop In.