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Vaughan Williams and the folksong

Wednesday 3 June 2015, 7.30pm

Vaughan Williams and the folksong

London English Song Festival 2015

The opening concert of the London English Song Festival 2015 explores the world of the folksong: it was here that Vaughan Williams seemed to find himself most at home, whether...

Along the Field: music for voice and violin

Thursday 4 June 2015, 5.00pm

Along the Field: music for voice and violin

London English Song Festival 2015

In this evening's rush hour concert we will hear a wonderful selection of music for soprano and solo violin by Vaughan Williams and his colleagues Gustav Holst and Ivor...

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

Thursday 4 June 2015, 7.30pm

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

London English Song Festival 2015

A fascinating selection of settings of poems by the siblings Christina and Dante Rossetti, including Vaughan William's The house of life and Mother and child by John Ireland, his...

Songs of Travel and Four Last Songs

Friday 5 June 2015, 7.30pm

Songs of Travel and Four Last Songs

London English Song Festival 2015

Roderick Williams is one of the finest singers of his generation and has recorded Vaughan Williams' songs extensively. Tonight he appears alongside Iain Burnside, an accompanist...

Songs from the operas

Tuesday 9 June 2015, 5.00pm

Songs from the operas

London English Song Festival 2015

Vaughan Williams wrote five operas and arranged selected songs for publication from three of them. In this rush-hour concert we hear all 19 of those songs, from _Greensleeves_,...

Vaughan Williams and friends: the songs of Vaughan Williams alongside those of his teachers and contemporaries

Tuesday 9 June 2015, 7.30pm

Vaughan Williams and friends: the songs of Vaughan Williams alongside those of his teachers and contemporaries

London English Song Festival 2015

This recital explores Vaughan Williams' song settings alongside those of his friends, teachers and contemporaries. Charles Stanford and Hubert Parry both taught RVW at the Royal...

Vocalise: songs for voices and woodwind

Wednesday 10 June 2015, 7.30pm

Vocalise: songs for voices and woodwind

London English Song Festival 2015

The award-winning Aoife Miskelly is one of Northern Ireland's most exciting young singers; Alessandro Fisher delivered an enthralling recital at last year’s LESF and is taking a...

On Wenlock Edge: songs for tenor, strings & piano

Thursday 11 June 2015, 7.30pm

On Wenlock Edge: songs for tenor, strings & piano

London English Song Festival 2015

Hailed by the _Daily Telegraph_ as possessing 'a voice of real distinction', Nicky Spence is one of the finest tenors of his generation. He performs tonight with the multiple...

London English Song Festival 2015

The London English Song Festival 2015 undertakes a project to perform all the surviving, original songs of Ralph Vaughan Williams, including several that remain unpublished. The festival, consisting of eight concerts, takes place in the historic and acoustically superb setting of St George’s, Hanover Square in central London over the course of eight days.

Please note: all seating is unreserved.

(Festival generously supported by the Ralph Vaughan Williams Society, the Vaughan Williams Charitable Trust, the John Ireland Charitable Trust, the Countess of Munster Musical Trust, the Association of English Singers and Speakers, the Bowerman Charitable Trust and private donors.)

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Discount Information

FESTIVAL PASS TO ALL EVENTSSAVE 30%
Adults: £77
Concessions (students & children): £26