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Juwon Ogungbe (baritone) with Thomas Kell (piano)

Wed May 23rd 2012, 12:15–1:00 pm ◀ This event has finished
St Dunstan-in-the-West, 186a Fleet St, London, EC4A 2HR


Artist info

Juwon Ogungbe

Juwon Ogungbe is a multifaceted singer, musician and composer. His singing career encompasses Opera, Recitals, Oratorio, Jazz, African music and many other genres.

Juwon’s repertoire of roles includes Don Alfonso (Mozart’s Cosi Fan Tutte), Escamillo (Bizet’s Carmen), Alfio (Mascagni’s Cavalleria Rusticana), Macbeth (Verdi’s Macbeth), Aeneas (Purcell’s Dido and Aeneas) Shaunard, Colline, Benoit and Alcindoro (Puccini’s La Boheme) and most recently, Amonasro (Verdi’s Aida).

Apart from his career in opera, Juwon has composed many music theatre works, dealing with contemporary African themes, which he has performed in. He also leads The Vocal Ensemble of Africa — a group that comprises singers from several African countries that perform Juwon’s compositions, also extemporising in their mother tongues in featured moments.

In 2009 Juwon composed and performed in “Time and the Trickster’s Heart” — an oratorio commissioned by The London Lucumi Choir. This piece morphed into a dance cantata, when the choir and Juwon joined forces with Union Dance for several performances.

Juwon’s debut album “Life Force Music” (Second Generation) is now available for sale in CD format and also in digital downloads on iTunes, Amazon and other reputable outlets.

Thomas Kell

Thomas Kell is the Director of Music for the churches of Our Most Holy Redeemer, Exmouth Market and St Mark’s Myddelton Square, both in Clerkenwell. He read English at Trinity College Oxford where he was the Organ Scholar and responsible for supervising the musical celebrations for the tercentenary of the Chapel. Thomas has attended the Church Music School in Görlitz, Germany and is currently studying piano with Peter Element.

Away from music Thomas Kell is the Administrative Director of the British African theatre company, Tiata Fahodzi. He is currently producing Belong by Bola Agbaje, a co-production with the Royal Court Theatre, and the latest in a series of highly enjoyable and educative immersions into Nigerian culture.


Venue: St Dunstan-in-the-West

Pictures of St Dunstan-in-the-West at the Flickr website

The church of St. Dunstan in the West dates back to circa 1070 AD, and the present building was completed in the early 19th century.

The nearest tube stations are Chancery Lane (Central line) and Temple (Circle and District line).

For more information, visit the church's website.


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