The Labé Song Project

by The Portrait Players in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

Total raised £25

£1,000 target 34 days left
2% 1 supporters
Keep what you raise – this project will receive all pledges made by 29th June 2024 at 3:22pm

We are fundraising for a mini-song cycle commission by Clare Elton, based on the Sonnets of 16th Century writer Louise Labé.

by The Portrait Players in London, Greater London, United Kingdom

We, The Portrait Players (www.theportraitplayers.co.uk) are very excited to announce that we are partnering with composer Clare Elton in the creation of a mini-song cycle based on the Sonnets of Louise Labé. The new compositions would find our way into our Les Femmes Illustres programme which showcases brilliant female writers and actresses in 17th century Paris and London. 

Louise Labé was a 16th century Lionnaise writer who, whilst born to a family of ropemakers, and marrying one (earning her the nickname La Belle Cordiere), became a writer and frequented the literary salons of Lyon. Her style bears a strong influence of Petrarch in poetry as well as prose, and she herself was an inspiration to writers such as Jean de la Fontaine. Uniquely to her time her Love Sonnets explore unattainable love in overtly passionate style from a female point of view.  

Donate and keep in touch to learn more about Labé, discover her poetry through our new series of ‘Sonnet Sundays’ and keep updated about the progress of the project!

We have listed a number of rewards on the right of this page which include a Louise Louise Labé tote bag for certain donations!

Do check them out and don't hesitate to contact us should you have any questions.

Rewards

This project offers rewards in return for your donation. Please select a reward below.

£750 or more

£750 Reward

Sponsor a song and have your name on the score! Louise Labé tote bag, signed score, invitation and +1 to private premiere and donors reception!

£25 or more

£25 Reward

Louise Labé tote bag!

£40 or more

£40 Reward

Louise Labé tote bag and signed score by members of The Portrait Players!

£75 or more

£75 Reward

Louise Labé tote bad, signed score, invitation to private premiere and donors reception!

£100 or more

£100 Reward

Louise Labé tote bag, signed score, invitation to private donors reception and mention on the supporters list on our website.

£1,500 or more

£1500 Reward

Sponsor a song and have your name on the score! The Portrait Players will also arrange a time to perform a short concert for you at a mutually convenient time in London. Louise Labé tote bag, signed score, invitation and +1 to private premiere and donors reception!

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