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Gala for Geri

A Celebration of the Life and Work of Geraldine Connor featuring the words, dance and music that she loved.

West Yorkshire Playhouse | Saturday March 31st | 7.30pm | Tickets £10


I was privileged to spend some time working with Geraldine Conner in the last few months of her life – her energy and enthusiasm were infectious. I’m lending my hands to support the gala evening celebrating her life and work.

From their press release:

A night to make you smile and make you cry, to make you clap your hands and stamp your feet, but most of all to celebrate the life of Geraldine Connor, a great teacher, composer, performer, director, musicologist and all-round inspiration to us all. There will never be another Geraldine, but this evening is to help keep her memory and her legacy alive.

The Gala will have extracts from Geraldine’s best-known work Carnival Messiah and feature specially devised performances by some of her favourite collaborators. Participants will include classically trained singers Ronald Samm, Simone Sauphanor and Brian Green, actors Ram John Holder, Renee Castle, Nigel Wong and Jojo Kelly, dancers David Hamilton, Ayo Jones and Jonathan Bishop, a piece by South Asian company Kala Sangam, and music across the spectrum, from steel band to gospel.

All money generated on the evening will be used to continue Geraldine’s work.


Tickets available through West Yorkshire Playhouse. Hope you can come along – it should be a fantastic night!