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 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. Please see below for details of the Autumn season of six lunchtime recitals and one evening concert—for all of which admission is free (retiring collection).
Song in the City is a registered charity (No 1147050)

Lunchtime concerts—Thursdays at 1.00pm
10 October: ‘Fish in the Unruffled Lake’
Water-themed songs by Britten, Schubert, Schumann and Liszt
17 October: ‘The Aviary’
Bird songs by Ravel, Durey, Weir, Glinka and Schubert
24 October: ‘Nature, Gentlest Mother’
Music by Stephanie Cant, Poulenc, Bridge, Copland and Brahms
7 November: Verdi & Wagner—Spirits of an Age
Wagner and Verdi as both like-minded and opposing forces of the Romantic era
14 November: Verdi & Wagner—National Revolutionaries
The role of national identity in the world of these two operatic giants
21 November: A Britten Birthday Concert
On the eve of Benjamin Britten’s 100th Birthday, some of his greatest songs

Evening concert

Thursday 5 December at 7.30pm—A Christmas Schubertiade
An imaginative programme of some of Franz Schubert’s best loved songs interspersed with new songs by talented young composer Louis Mander and other Yuletide treats.