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The women of English song

May 10, 2012 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm

To book tickets visit The Forge website.

Preceded at 6.45pm by a pre-concert talk given by Rhian Samuel.


Aoife Miskelly (soprano), James Gilchrist (tenor), Robert Rice (baritone) and William Vann (piano)


Some of the finest English songs were written by female composers, yet their work is often overlooked. Tonight’s concert highlights the work of Rebecca Clarke, Muriel Herbert, Liza Lehmann and Rhian Samuel, who begins the evening with a pre-concert talk on the subject of English song-women.

World-renowned tenor James Gilchrist, who needs no introduction, is joined by soprano Aoife Miskelly, winner of the 2011 Hampshire Singing Competition among many other prizes and the masterful baritone Robert Rice.

The Lake Isle of Innisfree – Muriel Herbert (1897-1984)
To Daffodils
The Crimson Rose
Tewkesbury Road

Summer Songs – Rhian Samuel (1944-)
I. In Summer
II. A Dragonfly in the Sun

Evensong Liza Lehmann (1862-1918)
Magdalen at Michael’s gate
When I am dead, my dearest

The Hare and the moon – Rhian Samuel

Tiger, tiger – Rebecca Clarke (1886-1979)
God made a tree


From Spring Diary - Rhian Samuel
Arrival dream
East wind
A clearer memory

The cloths of heaven – Rebecca Clarke
Down by the Salley Gardens
The Seal Man

Cradle Song – Rebecca Clarke

Children’s songs – Muriel Herbert
I. Merry-go-round
II. The gypsies
III. The tadpole
IV. Jack Spratt
V. Acorn and willow
VI. The bunny

Fountain Court – Muriel Herbert

From Four cautionary tales and a moral – Liza Lehmann
I. Henry King
IV. Rebecca
V. Charles Augustus Fortescue


May 10, 2012
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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