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Clara Sanabras Event

Photo Credit: Hill Aubrey
29 November 2013
Turner Sims University of Southampson Highfield Campus Southampton SO17 1BJ

For more information regarding this event, please telephone Turner Sims Box Office on 023 8059 5151 or email .

Event details

Turner Sims concert with Harvey Brough at the University of Southampton Voices

Songs of Spanish Exile

Clara Sanabras voice, baroque guitar, charango, Indian harmonium
Harvey Brough guitar, piano, voice
Andy Hamill bass, harmonica
Fred Thomas drums, percussion

The Elysian Quartet
Emma Smith violin
Jenny May Logan violin
Vincent Sipprell viola
Laura Moody cello

University of Southampton Voices

An exceptionally versatile musician and captivating performer, Clara Sanabras brings a refreshing twist to the folk tradition creating an unmistakable bluesy sound with a continental twist. Her voice and multi-instrumentalism feature in top Hollywood soundtracks such as The Hobbit, The Hunger Games, Snow White and The Huntsman and The Lord of The Rings Concert.

Born in France and raised in Barcelona before finally settling in London, Clara's new project returns her to her roots. Songs of Spanish Exile is an elegy to the experience of exile, told in Catalan and English. With flavours of folk, flamenco, classical and jazz, expect a visionary, musically expansive voyage.

Clara has used material from a University of Southampton LLAS led project called 'OpenLIVES' 2011-2013, which included research data collected by Alicia Pozo-Gutierrez (Modern Languages) consisting of interviews with Spanish exiles including Los Ninos, the Basque children sent to England during the Spanish Civil war.  There will be an exhibition of data and resources created by ML researchers as part of work on the Los Ninos/OpenLIVES project in the foyer of the Turner Sims

For this exclusive concert, Clara is joined by the University of Southampton's Community Choir, University of Southampton Voices, directed by Turner Sims Professor Harvey Brough. Formed through the Music Department, with the support from the Faculty of Humanities, today will be the choir's first staged performance in a Turner Sims concert and they will also give the first performance of new, specially-composed choral arrangements by Harvey.

£15, concessions £14, Friends £13.50, students £8
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