Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel, plus his four songs of Fredegond Shove and Fauré's L'Horizon Chimerique
With accompanist Hamish Brown. French mélodies by some of the greats - Duparc, Poulenc and Debussy from this up-and-coming young soloist
Songs and arias for bass, including Beethoven's An Die Ferne Geliebte and songs by Wagner and others.
Accompanied by Stefan Hofkes. Includes Schumann's highly romantic Frauenliebe und Leben along with a selection of songs by Schubert
Our listing of song recitals coming up in the Bristol area.
|22 Feb 2019 Lunchtime Live
Martin Le Poidevin and Sandie Middleton with a recital which includes Vaughan Williams' Songs of Travel and Eric Wetherell's Three Shakespearean Sonnets. St. Francis’ Church, Ashton Gate, North Street BS3 1JP. 1.10pm start; free entrywww.lunchtimelive.co.uk/events.php
|06 Mar 2019 Lunchtime Recital with Martin Le Poidevin
Martin Le Poidevin and Claire Alsop open the Bristol Song Recital year with songs by Vaughan Williams and Fauré. St Stephen's Church, 1.10pm. Free entry.www.bristolsongrecitals.org.uk
|13 Mar 2019 Lunchtime Recital with Bernadette Johns
With accompanist Hamish Brown, Bernadette gives the second recital of the March season. In St Stephen's, in the city centre. 1.10pm start, free entrywww.bristolsongrecitals.org.uk
If you think that a song recital is just some big lady propping up a grand piano and wailing something at you in German, think again. You've clearly never been to one of our song recitals.
Our recitals are punchy, varied, engaging and often - for those who like that sort of thing - virtuosic.
The thing about songs - whether they're classical, jazz, music theatre or pop, is that they're immediate. Songs are music in 3D, the three dimensions in this case being notes, rhythm and words. That extra dimension of the words is what makes the difference and is what we use to engage the audience. Our performers explain what is going on in the songs they're about to sing (often backed up by our famous online programme notes), and use visual as well as musical cues to make it clear how the characters are feeling.