Coming Events

Hackney Song Works Community Choir at Abney Park Chapel, led by Martina Schwarz.

Community Choir Concert

Tuesday 12th December, 7.45pm – 9pm
St Paul’s Church Hall, Stoke Newington High Street, N16 7UY

Free entry and refreshments

Led by Martina Schwarz

Songs about winter, songs about trees
Songs about love, freedom, and peace
From as far as Lapland and the Black Sea
to Africa, France, and Germany…

The singers will be joined by the fabulous musicians, Joolie Wood and Dan Lipman.
Donations will be given to North London Action for the Homeless



Martina’s composition “L’eau de l’eau!” at Sing for Water London – on 17 September 2017, its 15th year on London’s South Bank. A spectacular concert led by the fantastic Katie Rose and Michael Harper as part of the Thames Festival Programme, the event was co-founded in 2002 by renowned composer, singer and musical director Helen Chadwick and the Thames Festival Trust (video recording: Bryan James)


BIG DATA SING / UCL Culture  – Music by Martina Schwarz

Martina was commissioned to write a cycle of songs for the choir for this interactive and innovative event, which is now over, but you can watch a musical photo-video of the event below. Songs include ‘Big Data’, ‘Love Bytes’ and others.

Produced in partnership with UCL Grand Challenges programme:

Grant Museum of Zoology, 21 University St, Bloomsbury, London WC1E 6DE
Music composed by Martina Schwarz
Conceived by Helen Pike and Dean Veall
Images: UCL Culture
Commissioned by UCL

Big Data Scratch Choir:
Helen Pike, Jo Howcroft, Joanna Foster, Jane Wymark, Marie Lawrence, Heather Coomb, Ruby Wright, Emma Parsons, Beatrice Pemberton, Maria Ragan and Stephen D Fletcher. Conducted by Martina Schwarz


Take ‘A Journey Round Ulysses’ with James Joyce

A Journey Round Ulysses

James Joyce image: www,

June 16 is a big day for James Joyce fans. It is the day on which his masterpiece, Ulysses, is set.

We’ll be celebrating in style, with readings from the novel which mix raucous humour, sexual frankness, Wildean wit and a wonderful evocation of Dublin life. The cast includes Nora Connolly and Oengus Macnamara, with live music from Sally Davies and Martina Schwarz.

‘A Journey Round Ulysses’ was part of this year’s Crouch End Festival at the Town Hall


May Daze at Hornsey Town Hall

May Daze at Hornsey Town Hall

A Springtime Celebration at Hornsey Town Hall

On April 27, Blacktooth productions will be celebrating the joy of spring, as seen by novelists, poets, natural history writers, diarists and wits through the ages.
May Daze combines anecdotes, jokes, stories and music, with readings from DH Lawrence, Virginia Woolf, Robert Browning, the Bible, Kenneth Grahame and many others. Kate Walsh and Daniel Dresner performed the readings, with music from Sally Davies and Martina Schwarz.


Please check back later for news of future events and meanwhile watch out for Martina in Palavah:


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