Wednesday, 18 September 2013

English Poetry and Song Society celebrates 30th birthday

The English Poetry and Song Society is celebrating its 30th birthday this year with a concert at St. James's Church, Piccadilly on 4 October 2013. Soprano Sarah Leonard and baritone Stephen Varcoe, with pianist Nigel Foster, will be performing a programme which includes song cycles by Britten and Ivor Gurney alongside songs by contemporary composers Sulyen Caradon, Janet Oates, Clive Pollard, Betty Rowe, Raymond Warren and myself, Robert Hugill.

The concert will include Benjamin Britten's Tit for Tat, his settings of Walter de La Mare which he originally wrote between the ages of 15 and 18 and which he revised for publication in 1968, plus Britten's 1936 Auden settings On this Island. Two Ivor Gurney song cycles are also included; his Seven Sappho Songs written in 1919 which set William Bliss Carmen's imaginative reconstructions of surviving fragments of Sappho's poetry, and Gurney's Lights Out setting poems by Edward Thomas

Tickets are available in advance from the WeGotTickets website.

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