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Vox Holloway: The Village Green Preservation Society and Songs from Arthur (or the decline and fall of the British Empire) at Shoreditch Town Hall

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Time 18:30
Date 15/02/20
Price £16.5

A night of rearranged and reimagined Kink's albums.

In the late 1960s, the Kinks released two albums that countered the optimism of the decade with a bittersweet evocation of what had been lost. 1968’s charismatic Kinks Are the Village Green Preservation Society, was followed in 1969 by Arthur (Or the Decline and Fall of the British Empire), about a carpet-layer forced to emigrate to Australia to find work.

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of these albums Sir Ray Davies has commissioned composer Harvey Brough to rearrange songs from Arthur, to accompany his triumphant choral version of The Village Green Preservation Society, premiered in 2018.

Ray Davies has recorded voice-overs for this performance by the dynamic community choir Vox Holloway, fronted by soloists Clara Sanabras and Rick Leigh, and a new doo-wop super group: Naomi Hammerton, Mike Henry, Wills Morgan and Harvey Brough. They will be joined by Young Vox and the David le Page Ensemble.