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 11 April 2015 at 7.30pm-9.30pm 


St Mary Magdalene
Munster Square, London NW1 3PH
United Kingdom

Felicity Hayward (soprano)
Catherine Herriott (piano)

Premières of settings for soprano and piano of English, French, Spanish and Japanese poetry from the Middle Ages, the 19th & 20th centuries, plus piano solos.

A rare opportunity to hear fresh song settings from five contemporary composers, distilling their responses to poetry spanning different centuries, languages and cultures. The poems range from the love-struck, bittersweet and nostalgic to the haunted, mystic and sometimes humorous. The pieces for piano vary from richly dramatic to picturesque and evocative.

Felicity Hayward brings her consummate artistry as a singer to each of the song settings and is accompanied by an outstanding pianist with an impressive list of performances to her name: Catherine Herriott.

This concert is in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support and their outstanding work with cancer sufferers and their families:

The venue is the historic church of St Mary Magdalene, graced by the last stained glass window designed by Pugin. It stands a few minutes’ walk from Warren Street and Great Portland Street tube stations.

Bernard Hughes : Maiden in the mor lay
Bernard Hughes : Songs of lost love
Bernard Hughes : Bist du
Cedric Peachey : On moonlit heath
Cedric Peachey : Sonatine
Cedric Peachey : Into my heart an air that kills
Alan Hilton : Reverie
Alan Hilton : Sonnet 14
Alan Hilton : A Christmas Invitation
Alan Hilton : You that love England
Alan Hilton : Chimborazo
R. A. Moulds : Along the Marches of the Sky
R. A. Moulds : Offrande
Tim Ellis : Il pleure dans mon coeur
Tim Ellis : Tres Canciones de Lorca
Tim Ellis : Tsuyu
Tim Ellis : Musica dela Laguna

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