Roderick Williams baritone & Susie Allan piano
Friday 22 July at 7.30pm (2 hr) Tickets £30/£25 (conc. £15)
Roderick Williams, Baritone
Susie Allan, Piano
With Jerome Knox, Baritone
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The Great Outdoors
G Butterworth ~ Six Songs from A Shropshire Lad
Songs by CW Orr, John Ireland, Ruth Gipps, Peter Warlock, Rebecca Clarke, Ernest Moeran, Elizabeth Maconchy, Gerald Finzi, Ivor Gurney
Three poets: settings of Fredegond Shove, Charlotte Mew and Frances Cornford (Scottish première)
Ralph Vaughan Williams
Songs of Travel
This programme of beautiful British song encompasses a celebration of nature and the 150th anniversary of the birth of Ralph Vaughan Williams. We are delighted to honour the commitment RVW showed towards young musicians with a set of songs jointly commissioned by Music at Paxton and Thaxted Festival by rising composer Sarah Cattley. In addition, outstanding young baritone Jerome Knox, graduate of the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland, has been invited by Roddy to sing 10% of the programme as part of the visionary Momentum scheme that supports young professional performers affected by the Covid pandemic.
“Roderick Williams is an intensely musical singer, acutely responsive to the sound and meaning of words. His approach to English Romantic song repertoire is revelatory.” –BBC Music Magazine
Ticket holders are invited to stay on for a short informal Q&A session with Roderick and Susie immediately after the concert.