Archived Event

Archie Shepp, Benjamin Patterson, Bourgeois and more
Elaine Mitchener vocalist; Gordon Mackay violin; Mira Benjamin violin; Bridget Carey viola; Anton Lukoszevieze cello; Neil Charles double bass
Tue 13 Apr 2021, 1.00pm
This concert will be approximately 1 hour in duration, without an interval

Important Information

This concert was live-streamed as part of the Wigmore Hall Spring Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library


  • Elaine Mitchenervocalist
  • Gordon Mackayviolin
  • Mira Benjaminviolin
  • Bridget Careyviola
  • Anton Lukoszeviezecello
  • Neil Charlesdouble bass



Elaine Mitchener is an experimental vocalist, movement artist and composer whose work encompasses improvisation, contemporary music theatre and performance art. Today’s eclectic programme includes Charles Mingus’ String Quartet No. 1, which was commissioned in 1972 by the Whitney Museum of American Art and Christan Wolff’s powerful setting of text by Susan Griffin about Harriet Tubman, a former slave in the USA who risked her life and freedom to bring others out of slavery via the ‘Underground Railway’.

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