Consider the Lilies



Saturday 7.30pm 6th November 2010

St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square

Concert in celebration of the work of the Helen Bamber Foundation,

which works with survivors of cruelty

World premiere of a dramatic cantata celebrating resilience and courage in the face of despair.

Refugees escaping persecution perform alongside some of the world’s leading musicians

Elin Manahan Thomas Spirit of survival

Michael Chance Interrogator

Omar Ebrahim Political prisoner

Yolanda Grant-Thompson Asylum Seeker

John Barber Composer

Peter Cann Writer and director

Howard Moody Conductor

Orchestra: La Folia

Choirs: Woven Gold, refugees from Burma, Congo, Guinea, Iran, Kenya, Kurdistan, Nigeria, Pakistan, Sierra Leone, Uganda, are the voice of survival.

The New Foundling (children’s) Choir represents innocence.

The Choral Scholars of St Martin-in-the-Fields represent authority.

Tickets: St Martin-in-the-Fields, Trafalgar Square, London WC2N 4JJ Box office: 020 7766 1100 Online: Tickets: £22, £18, £14, £10, £7 CLICK HERE TO BOOK TICKETS -

Sponsor a Seat:

We are asking for help to enable as many refugee clients of the Helen Bamber Foundation as possible to attend the concert. A donation of £10 per refugee would be greatly appreciated. Cheques should be made out to Helen Bamber Foundation, and sent to 21 Ripplevale Grove, London N1 1HS.

For more information: and find Consider the Lilies on and

Supported by: the Baring Foundation, The City Bridge Trust, PRS Foundation



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