Innovative concert to celebrate London 2012 comes to South Normanton’s Post Mill Centre

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An innovative arts collaboration, which forms part of the Cultural Olympiad countdown events for the London 2012 Festival is coming to South Normanton on Tuesday 24th July.

Invocation – a unique infusion of African percussion and classical music with specially choreographed dance – will be performed at the Post Mill Centre in Market Street, South Normanton, as part of a three-date tour of the highly-acclaimed new work.

East Midlands’ orchestra sinfonia ViVA and the national orchestral development organisation Orchestras Live commissioned composer Tunde Jegede, who brings together classical, African and pop music in his work, to write Invocation - a new piece of music for solo Cello, African Contemporary Dancer and Orchestra.

His music has been the inspiration for celebrated choreographer Bode Lawal who performs alongside sinfonia ViVA and cello soloist Matthew Barley in the concert.

To create Invocation, Tunde Jegede has drawn on influences from his own background and upbringing.

Bolsover District Council’s cabinet member for social inclusion, coun Ann Syrett said, “We are delighted to have been chosen to host this wonderful event. We are always on the lookout to stage different music events that are entertaining, bring together different cultures and are educational - and this one certainly fits the bill.”

This will be followed by the Orchestra playing Arvo Pärt’s Fratres and then Dvorak’s Serenade in D Minor – making an intriguing and eclectic programme that combines modern and established repertoire.

Tickets for the event will go on sale in the next month and more information can be found on Bolsover District Council’s website.