Saturday 9th October 2021 - 10:30am Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh
James Gilchrist, tenor
Nathan Williamson, piano
Doreen Carwithen: Complete songs
Rebecca Clarke: Twilight – The Seal Man – Eight O’Clock
Elizabeth Maconchy: A Hymn to God the Father
Madeleine Dring: Five Betjeman Songs
Refreshments available from 10:00am and after the concert
This concert will last approximately one hour, with no interval
James Gilchrist and Nathan Williamson have been collaborating on the concert platform and in the development and commissioning of new work for over a decade, exploring in particular depth the field of British song. All the works featured here are included on their recent three CD project, ‘100 Years of British Song’ for the distinguished label SOMM Recordings, which cover an astonishing range of music by thirteen composers right through to the present day, nearly a third of which are premiere recordings.
They present here a programme of songs entirely by women composers. Spanning the 1920s to the 1970s, their music encapsulates the tremendous diversity and richness of British song throughout the 20th century – by turns macabre, visionary, light-hearted, modern, passionate, and humorous.