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Roderick Williams, Timothy West, Matthew Hough, Maria Marchant, David Wordsworth, The Addison Singers

Venue: St Luke's Church, Sydney Street, SW3 6NH


Choral Songs – Spring, the Sweet Spring; They Told Me, Heraclitus
A. Bush
The Darkened Valley; The Towing Path
Songs for baritone and piano – Great Things (Thomas Hardy); Sea Fever (John Masefield); Santa Chiara (Arthur Symons); The Bells of San Marie (John Masefield)
Annabel Lee, a melodrama for speaker and piano based on a poem by Edgar Allan Poe
The Holy Boy; Month’s Mind; Ballade of London Nights
Part-songs – The Bluebird; Heraclitus
Choral songs – A Cradle Song; When May is in His Prime
Summer Evening; Puck’s Birthday
Songs for baritone and piano – Youth’s Spring Tribute (Dante Gabriel Rossetti); In Boyhood (A.E. Housman); The Vagabond (John Masefield); I Have Twelve Oxen (traditional)
Sea Fever arr. Mansel Thomas for solo voice and men’s chorus
  • Interspersed with excerpts from Ireland’s letters and writings, read by Timothy West


Roderick Williams
Timothy West
Matthew Hough
Maria Marchant
David Wordsworth

Ireland the miniaturist is the focus of this concert that includes some of the composer’s best-loved songs, sung by Roderick Williams, piano solos, played by Maria Marchant and Matthew Hough, and choral songs performed by the Addison Singers. The actor Timothy West will read from Ireland’s letters and writings and also recites ‘Annabel Lee’, a curiosity dating from 1910 that sets a text by Edgar Allan Poe for speaking voice and piano.

From 5pm a free Choral Evensong featuring music by Ireland and Stanford takes place at Holy Trinity, Sloane Square.

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