Young Artists in the City

Thursday, 30th Jun 2016, 1.10pm

Canadian Mosaic

Artists from the Guildhall School of Music & Drama
Michelle Marie Santiago, piano

In celebration of Canada Day on 1 July, 'Canadian Mosaic' explores the vast multicultural and regional aspects which make up the unique Canadian identity.

Our 'Young Artists in the City' series is devised by piano accompaniment students, and recent graduates of the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, The Royal Academy of Music, and Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music & Dance. It gives an opportunity to an aspiring pianist to be the driving force behind one of our themed concerts, providing valuable professional development.


Voices of London - Songs of the Big Smoke

Friday, 22nd Jul 2016, 1.05pm

St Marylebone Parish Church, NW1 5LT

Jennifer Witton, soprano
Elizabeth Desbruslais, mezzo-soprano
Nicholas Allen, tenor
Gavin Roberts, piano

In the wake of our London-themed CD release, we perform 'VOICES OF LONDON: Songs of the Big Smoke'. Students and alumni of the Guildhall School Vocal Department perform 'Voices of London', a new song cycle for four voices and piano. Setting poetry inspired by London, it was commissioned by Song in the City from four talented, up-and-coming composers; Raymond Yiu, James Lark, Graham Ross and Joseph Atkins. Alongside this new cycle, the concert includes other London-themed music by composers such as William Walton, John Ireland, George Butterworth, Henry Purcell, Gerald Finzi and Ronald Corp.

Tickets: £5 - click HERE to book


Haydn's Circle

Tuesday, 23rd Aug 2016, 1.05pm

St Lawrence, Jewry, Guildhall Yard London, EC2V 5AA   Harriet Burns, soprano Rebecca Cohen, piano This programme celebrates the principal composer profiled by the festival, Josef Haydn. The concert explores Haydn’s circle of friends and family, including songs by Harriett Abrams and songs set to texts by some of the composer’s close friends such as Anne Hunter. Soprano Harriet Burns is accompanied by Song in the City’s Co-Director Rebecca Cohen at the piano.  


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