Monday, February 06, 2006

'Darwin's Dream'

A GALHA/SPES Meeting, 7.30 pm, Friday 17 February 2006, library (first floor), Conway Hall, 25 Red Lion Square, London WC1 (tube: Holborn).


A DVD preview of a sparkling new piece of multimedia music/theatre written by conductor-composer Graham Treacher, giving a revitalised slant to Charles Darwin's life and his theory of evolution by natural selection.

'Darwin's Dream' charts the history of the world from the Big Bang to the present day through Darwin's science, ideas and dreams. The work features opera singers, a chamber ensemble, and a cast of over 100 children. The London premiere is due to be performed at the Royal Albert Hall in Spring 2006.

The preview is a Darwin Day event jointly sponsored by GALHA and the South Place Ethical Society (SPES). Members of the musical work will be on hand to answer questions.

This is a public event with free admission, though donations are welcome.


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