London Song Festival

London Song Festival
Roads to Solace

A series of 11 concerts celebrating the different ways that composers, poets, and even an entire city, have searched for and found solace in art, in music and in poetry.

Visit the London Song Festival website for further details

Friday 6 November @ 7pm

WILL THERE REALLY BE A MORNING?
A programme including songs by Emily Dickinson, Julian Philips and Raymond Yiu.
Anna Patalong – soprano
Nigel Foster – piano
Sarah Berger – actress

Saturday 7 November @ 2pm
HE THAT DWELLS IN SHADOWS
An exploration of the life of Ivor Gurney presented by the winners of the 2019 London Song Festival British Art Song Competition
Sponsored by the British Music SocietyOlivia Boen – soprano
Camille Lemonnier  – piano
John Rayment – speaker

Friday 13 November @ 7pm
KILLING THE ANGEL
The life of Virginia Woolf as expressed in her own words.
Lucy Stevens – contralto
Elizabeth Marcus – piano

Friday 27 November @ 7pm
MORE THAN DAFFODILS!
A programme exploring William Wordsworth’s search for solace in the landscapes of his beloved Lake District
Aoife Miskelly – soprano
Catherine Hopper – mezzo
Nigel Foster – piano
TBC – clarinet
Sarah Berger – speaker

Saturday 28 November @ 2pm
ASSOCIATION OF ENGLISH SINGERS AND SPEAKERS
A concert by the winners of the 5 AESS competitions including the premiere of the 2020 competition prize-winning song.

Friday 4 December @ 7pm
LIEBESTOD
A concert featuring the premiere off the 2020 LSF Commission: Night Sweats, a song cycle by Iain Bell, setting powerful poems by Thom Gunn, describing a man dying of AIDS.
Jarrett Ott – baritone
Nigel Foster – piano

Friday 11 December @ 7pm
GHOST LIGHTS
This special finale to the 2020 LSF with a staged presentation exploring the life and work of Ivor Novello, one of Britain’s most successful composer of opulent musicals.
Rosemary Ashe, Melanie la Berrie, Rebecca Louise Dale
and Ben Stock
Nigel Foster – piano
Aimee Leigh – choreographer 

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Date

Nov 06 2020 - Dec 11 2020
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All Day