The London School of Theology Music and Worship Department invites you to a relaxed evening of Sundanese music from West Java, Indonesia, featuring Sekar Enggal and LST students.
Sekar Enggal is a group of musicians, directed by Simon Cook, who perform gamelan degung and other sorts of Sundanese music. The group was formed in 1992, when the first set of gamelan degung instruments arrived in the UK. The instruments are housed in the Music Department at City University, where the group regularly meet to rehearse. As well as being accomplished musicians and music graduates, many of the group members have spent time living and studying music in Indonesia.
Sekar Enggal have performed at many venues, including Cadogan Hall, Kings College Chapel in Cambridge, the foyers of the Barbican and Royal Festival Hall, the Indonesian ambassador’s residence, the Royal College of Music, the Royal Academy of Music, and numerous universities, arts centres, festivals, schools, churches and private functions.
A set of gamelan degung instruments will be on loan to the LST Music and Worship Department for a number of weeks from February into March. During this time, a small group of LST students will have the opportunity to rehearse a number of degung pieces, including songs drawn from the Christian repertoire, and the students will perform these as part of the concert programme. They will be taught by Rebecca Uberoi, Acting Programme Leader for the Music and Worship Programmes at LST, who is also a member of Sekar Enggal.
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