Sunday 19th May 7.30pm (finishes approx 8.45pm
St James' Church

Roderick Williams baritone

Susie Allan piano

There will be no interval in tonight’s concert, just a 5 minute break after the Beethoven


An die ferne Geliebete




Tonight sees the completion of our three year project presenting the three great song cycles of Franz Schubert. Roderick Williams who sang Die Schöne Müllerin for us in 2017 returns alongside Susie Allan to perform Schwanegesang. The work is not a songcycle in the sense that Schöne Müllerin & Wintereisse are as it has no narrative thread and the words are by three separate poets. However, they are a beautifully set of songs ending with Die Taubenpost, the last song Schubert ever wrote. Before the Schubert they perform Beethoven’s An die ferne Geliebte (To the distant beloved), his only true song cycle and the first example of the form by a major composer.

“He imbued each song with myriad colorful nuances, his rich, burnished baritone lovely throughout the evening” The New York Times

“Ms. Allan’s warm touch and elegant playing an ideal foil for Mr. Williams’s eloquent delivery” The New York Times

Website for Roderick Williams

Website for Susie Allan



Reserved £35 & £30, Unreserved £24, Students £1

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