Friday, 30 September 2016

Animals, Shakespeare, War and Comedy: the London Song Festival 2016

Ilona Domnich
Ilona Domnich
The London Song Festival, artistic director Nigel Foster, opens its 2016 festival with All Blood Runs Red at Hinde Street Methodist Church on 10 November 2016. Soprano Ilona Domnich and baritone James Newby (joint 2016 Kathleen Ferrier Award winner), accompanied by Nigel Foster, will be performing songs from First World War, including rarely heard songs by German composers killed in action.

Further concerts at the festival, all accompanied by Nigel Foster, include an animal themed concert with mezzo-soprano Anna Huntley, and baritone Milo Harries on 24 November and, a celebration of Shakespeare with Raphaela Papadakis and Timothy Connor on 1 December (both at Hinde Street Methodist Church) and tenor Nicky Spence in comic songs by Flanders and Swann, Victoria Wood and many more on 13 December (at the Warehouse, Theed Street). Performers from Opera Coast will present No Voice Unheard with music from Second World War concentration camps on 17 November, and in collaboration with Oxford Lieder Festival two of the festival's young artists, soprano Suzanne Fischer and pianist Panaretos Kyriatzidis will present a programme entitled Conflicts in Love on 8 December (both concerts at Hinde Street Methodist Church)

Full information from the London Song Festival website.

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