Black History Month Concert

Saturday 23 October 2021

Join us at St Georges, Shirley for a fantastic evening at our 3rd annual celebration of Black History Month.


From 5.30 pm to 7 pm enjoy a buffet of different foods from Africa and the West Indies.

This will get you in the mood for our fabulous concert from 7 pm to 11 pm featuring a wide-ranging music agenda from Gospel to Jazz.

Performances by

• Croydon’s own SDA Gospel Choir – One of the UK’s most established & versatile Gospel Choirs.

• Calypso composer Alexander D Great – Vibrant music firmly in the great calypsonian tradition, his solo songs are the framework for storytelling on injustice or merely stupidity in high places.


• Headlining are stunning jazz singer Vimala Rowe (Ronnie Scott’s, London Jazz Festival, Café Society Swing), together with legendary guitarist John Etheridge (Classical, Jazz, Progressive Rock).

Vimala’s mix of jazz sophistication and swing, soulful passion and a hint of Indian exoticism is enthralling.

John is a gifted and creative guitarist, equally at home on acoustic and electric guitar. He engages and excels in many guitar styles and his range is well illustrated by his years of touring and recording with artists such as Stephane Grappelli, John Williams and The Soft Machine.

A defining feature of the duo’s work is the commitment and passion of their delivery, taking the listener on an emotional journey through joy and pain, sombre or swinging.