rediscovering women composers of the past with voices of the future.
In March 2021, SWAP'ra (Supporting Women And Parents in Opera) presented 'Forgotten Voices', an online festival of song by women composers, in association with Hera.
It launched with a live-streamed concert from Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama celebrating Welsh composers past and present. Every day for the following week new videos were released, recorded in lockdown by students from other top UK conservatoires.
The festival featured under-performed music by over 30 composers including some rare, unpublished and new editions of songs by Margaret Bonds, Avril Coleridge-Taylor and Rebecca Clarke.
Toria and Simone worked with SWAP'ra to programme the festival. If you'd like to ask us about any of the repertoire - or if you'd like our help diversifying your programming or putting an event together - please get in touch.
Amy Elise Horrocks
Betty Jackson King
Mathilde Kralik von Meyrswalden
Poldowski (Régine Wieniawski)
Undine Smith Moore
Maude Valérie White
Adolpha le Beau
Ingleborg Bronsart von Schellendorf
Eugenie-Emilie Juliette Folville
Clemance de Grandval
Guy d'Hardelot (Helen Rhodes)