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Roderick Williams, The Addison Singers, The Bernardi Chamber Orchestra, Members of Sloane Square Choral Society and Holy Trinity Choir

Venue: Holy Trinity Church, Sloane Square, SW1X 9BZ


Psalm 42
The Holy Boy arr. for strings by the composer
My Song is Love Unknown
Five Songs for baritone and strings, arr. Graham Parlett
Two Part-songs: The Hills; Immortality
Concertino Pastorale (for string orchestra)
Greater Love Hath No Man, arr. David Wordsworth
Elegiac Meditation, arr. for strings by Geoffrey Bush
Psalm 23
The Lord is my Shepherd


Roderick Williams
David Wordsworth
Oliver Lallemant
  • The Addison Singers
  • The Bernardi Chamber Orchestra
  • Members of Sloane Square Choral Society
  • Members of Holy Trinity Choir

A concert at Ireland’s ‘other’ Chelsea church brings together three choirs; the Addison Singers, Sloane Square Choral Society and the Choir of Holy Trinity, the Bernardi Chamber Orchestra and the baritone Roderick Williams in a programme spanning more than half a century of Ireland’s compositional career.

Beginning with ‘Psalm 42’, for soloists, choir & strings; Ireland’s submission for his Batchelor of Music degree at Durham University in 1908, and ending with his touching setting of Psalm 23 for solo baritone, thought to be the last music that the composer wrote.

In between come such well-known works as ‘The Holy Boy’, ‘Greater Love Hath No Man’, the masterly ‘Concertino Pastorale’ and ‘Five Songs’ – transcribed for strings by Graham Parlett and Ireland himself. Fittingly the programme also includes a recent work by the young English composer Alexander L’Estrange; a homage to Ireland’s most famous hymn tune ‘My Song is Love Unknown’.

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