Herne Hill Music Festival

OCT 2020
9th - 18th

xJunior School Musical

St Saviour's Hall

Herne Hill Road
SE24 0AY


A new musical written by Paul Ayres, based on a story by Ruskin, and performed by the Year 5 class of St Saviour's School.

Full Price



River Effra

Listen to the River, a musical by Paul Ayres, performed by St Saviour's School

“Listen to the River” is inspired by the children’s story “The King of the Golden River”, written by John Ruskin, who was born 200 years ago in Herne Hill. In this brand new musical, Year 5 from St Saviour’s School play the roles of Effra (our local river), and of three groups of people who work, relax, and play by the water: The Urbans, The Rurals, and The Children. Who will learn the wisdom of treaing the river in the best way for everyone?

Followed by refreshments - then a folk music show till 9.30

Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres

Paul Ayres studied music at Oxford University, and works freelance as a composer & arranger, choral conductor & musical director, and organist & accompanist. He has received over one hundred commissions, and his works have been awarded composition prizes across Europe, the UK, and the USA. Paul enjoys “re-composing” classical works (Purcell, Bach, Handel, Fauré) and “classicizing” pop music (jazz and show tunes, The Beatles, Happy Hardcore). Paul runs music education workshops for children, and plays piano for improvised comedy shows and musical theatre.


Sponsors of the Musical

This performance would not have been possible without the generous support of the Herne Hill Society, and the support of:

The Friends of the Carnegie Library, The Carnegie Library Association, the Herne Hill Forum, and many individuals.

River Effra
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