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In conversation with Errollyn Wallen CBE

Errollyn Wallen (left) in conversation with the Mistress of Girton College, Dr Elisabeth Kendall (right)

We are delighted to welcome Errollyn Wallen CBE to Girton College on Tuesday 21 May for an 'in conversation' with the Mistress of Girton College, Dr Elisabeth Kendall.

Additionally, we are also pleased to announce that Errollyn has been elected to an Honorary Fellowship at Girton College. The admission ceremony for the Fellowship will take place in a private ceremony following this event.

About Errollyn Wallen CBE

"Errollyn Wallen is a multi award-winning Belize-born British composer and performer. Her prolific output includes twenty-two operas and a large catalogue of orchestral, chamber and vocal works which are performed and broadcast throughout the world. She was the first black woman to have a work featured in the Proms and the first woman to receive an Ivor Novello award for Classical Music for her body of work. Errollyn composed for the opening ceremony of the Paralympic Games 2012, for the Queen’s Golden and Diamond Jubilees, a specially commissioned song for the climate change conference, COP 26, 2021, and a re-imagining of Jerusalem for BBC’s Last Night of the Proms 2020. She is one of the top 20 most performed living composers of classical music in the world."

  • More on Errollyn can be found on her website.

The in conversation will be held on Tuesday 21 May 2024, 6-7pm, in the Stanley Library at Girton College.

This event is by invitation only.

Please note photography and filming will be taking place for the duration of this event and will be used for College-use publicity. If you wish to opt-out of this, please contact the Communications Team in advance via, and/or please inform the videographer/photographer on the day.