Women Composers of British Song
  • Date: Saturday 9th October 2021
  • Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Blythburgh
  • Event Start Time: 10:30am (doors open at 10:00am)
  • Ticket Price: £15
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Women Composers of British Song

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.