The Rupa Ensemble – a new vocal octet – announce their first concert dates

Announcing the launch of The Rupa Ensemble: an octet of outstanding, stylistically agile singers especially adept in singing the music of Julian Marshall and with a focus on presenting highly engaging performances of mixed musical programmes to the highest professional standards.

Inaugural concerts take place on:

Saturday 27th October at St Michael’s Church, Framlingham, Suffolk IP13 9BJ. 7.30

Thursday 1st November at St Giles’ Church, Cripplegate, EC2Y 8DA. 7.30

Ticket prices for both events are £15, £5 for under 26 year olds and free for unwaged. Tickets are available now from Eventbrite:
The programme will include new work by Julian as well as by Stravinsky, Byrd, Messiaen and Purcell.The Rupa Ensemble aim to make their concerts as open inclusive as possible. Flexible ticket pricing (whenever possible), innovative audience reach, education and outreach are all central to their philosophy. Details available soon.

Here’s an e-flier. Feel free to use at will.

A short introductory video with Julian Marshall

Julian Marshall

Following education at Dartington Hall School and The Royal College of Music, Julian found international chart success with the bands Marshall Hain, The Flying Lizards and Eye to Eye.

A new chapter as a mature composer of longer-form work (Out of the Darkness, The Angel in the Forest) began in 2009 and today composition takes a central position in his creative life.

Julian has a wealth of experience as a songwriter, composer, teacher, lecturer, mentor/coach and musician. He is currently a Teaching Fellow at ICMP, London and he divides his time between teaching there, running a thriving creative coaching/mentoring practice and composing.

Julian has a long-held passion for engaged philosophical and spiritual enquiry.  This has taken form via particular interests in transformational theory and techniques, religious philosophy, integral theory, Zen Buddhism, psychotherapy and non-dualism.

His new venture The Rupa Ensemble (inaugural concerts Autumn 2018), an octet of outstanding, stylistically agile singers especially adept in singing Julian’s music, offers a vehicle for bringing all Julian’s primary interests together.

He is published by Novello and Co.

Julian is married to glass artist Arabella Marshall, they have two adult children, Gabriel and Solomon, and they live in Suffolk, England.

Further information
The singers

Miranda Ostler
Lucinda Cox

Mel Sanders
Guy James

Will Wright
Josh Cooter

Edmund Saddington
Simon Gallear

For all information please contact:
Miranda Ostler:
Julian Marshall

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