Parish & Ward Church of St. Botolph without Bishopsgate

Concerts—‘SONG in the CITY’

We are delighted to be continuing our collaboration with‘SONG in the CITY’ (patrons: Sarah Walker CBE & Iain Burnside) an inventive series of concerts that brings to the heart of the Square Mile, and to the intimate surroundings of our newly refurbished Hall, talented young singers and pianists, largely chosen from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and under the artistic directorship of the talented young accompanist Gavin Roberts. Each group of concerts aims to profile both well-known and lesser-performed repertoire, and celebrates interesting themes. As well as lunchtime concerts on Thursdays at 1.00pm (note new start time) for which admission is free (retiring collection), there are two evening concerts on Tuesday evenings with a modest admission price. Details of the individual concerts are below.

Thursdays at 1.00pm

HEAVENLY BODIES—Songs of the Sun, Moon and Stars

4 October: ‘Here comes the Sun’ Holst, Mahler, Finzi, Duparc & Strauss

11 October: ‘Fly me to the Moon’ Brahms, Schumann, Gurney, Debussy & Schubert

18 October: ‘Star of Wonder’ Barber, Sibelius, Schumann, Hahn & Verdi

DEBUSSY 2012—Claude Debussy’s 150th Anniversary

8 November: Debussy’s Women The composer, his lovers, patrons and wives

15 November: Debussy’s World The literary, artistic & bohemian world

22 November: Debussy and Beyond Friends, disciples and influences

Tuesdays at 7.00pm

Tickets £10 (£5 concessions)

27 November Amy J Payne, mezzo-soprano; Louisa Lam, piano

‘To Sleep, Perchance to Dream’—Songs of sleeping & dreaming

4 December Romain Dayez, baritone; Gavin Roberts, piano

‘Au bord de l’eau’—French Water Songs

Song in the City is a registered charity (No 1147050)