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The House of Life: settings of Christina and Dante Rossetti by Vaughan Williams, Ireland and their contemporaries

London English Song Festival 2015

Venue: St George's Church, Hanover Square, W1S 1FX

Repertoire

Vaughan Williams
The house of life
Vaughan Williams
Boy Johnny
Vaughan Williams
Dreamland
Vaughan Williams
If I were a queen
Vaughan Williams
When I am dead, my dearest
Ireland
Mother and child
Ireland
Marigold – John Ireland
Ireland
When I am dead, my dearest
Ireland
During music
Ireland
English may
Ireland
The ferry
Ireland
The one hope
Ireland
What art thou thinking of
Parry
My heart is like a singing bird
Finzi
Oh fair to see
Stanford
Songs from Kookoorookoo
Howells
Songs from Kikirikee

Performers

Katie Bray
mezzo-soprano
Johnny Herford
baritone
William Vann
piano

A fascinating selection of settings of poems by the siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti. The house of life, one of Vaughan Williams’s most enduring cycles, is performed alongside Mother and child by John Ireland, his contemporary at the Royal College of Music, and a host of other wonderful songs.

Katie Bray is an award-winning mezzo-soprano and a trustee of the London English Song Festival. Johnny Herford won the 2013 Kathleen Ferrier Awards Song Prize and the 2013 Wigmore Song Competition Duo Prize with William Vann.

This concert is generously supported by the John Ireland Trust.

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