Papagena

"The extraordinary voices of Papagena...an ensemble who went down a storm at our Maida Vale studios" - Sarah Walker, BBC Radio 3

Papagena were inspiring from start to finish. Their range of songs, often written by themselves, were engaging and wholly inclusive. The children and teachers left feeling uplifted and the whole atmosphere was buzzing!

I can not speak more highly of Papagena. They brought joy, light and beauty to our venue here in Ludlow.
— Gemma King, Ludlow Music Festival 2019

We currently do not receive any public funding, so rely entirely on donations to progress our work in both these areas. If you would like to donate, please click the DONATE button above and follow the instructions in the link.

Commissioning new repertoire for female voices and leading singing workshops are both vital components of Papagena’s vision

There is so little music for women’s vocal ensembles and it is a hallmark of Papagena’s concerts that every performance we give showcases new works, contributing to building the library of music for female voices.

Commissions include:

Errollyn Wallen: Rebuttal Blues

Jim Clements: Skinny Love

Jim Clements: Firework

Jim Clements: The Woman’s IF

Jim Clements: River

Oliver Tarney: The Waiting Sky (upper voices)

Alec Roth: The Flower (upper voices)

Suzzie Vango: Balulalow

Suzzie Vango: Sweet Child O Mine

Suzzie Vango: Hamisha Asar

Sarah Tenant-Flowers: Es Ist Ein Rose

Sarah Tenant-Flowers: Nowell, Nowell, Tydings Trew

Lizzie Drury: Carol of the Bells

Lizzie Drury: Bist du Bei Mir

Current commission in progress:

John Duggan: Stabat Mater Speciosa

Likewise, encouraging and inspiring singers of all ages to discover their full potential through singing is crucial to our mission.

Papagena running an outreach session with local Ludlow school children in St Lawrence's Church

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