It’s cold out, and you’re already fed up with your January detox, so it must be time for a cosy song recital followed by a cheeky little slab of stilton and a glass of wine or two, no? Now in their fifth year, the intimate Lied in London house concerts are nearly here again. Please join us!
Address: 49, Queen’s Gate Terrace, South Kensington, London SW7 5PN
Recital 1 – On Thursday January 31st, we are honoured to present world-class tenor and Lied artist Mark Padmore (photo by Marco Borgrevve) in a performance of Schubert’s late collection of songs, Schwanengesang. This event will be an exciting and special first for us, as the usual printed translations will be replaced by clearly projected English texts, allowing for seamless understanding of the poetry as the songs are presented. 7.00pm for 7.30pm start. Wine and cheese to follow. No tickets sold – suggested donation: £30.00 (full-time students, £10.00)
Recital 2 – This concert brings a fast-rising star soprano to Queen’s Gate Terrace: Louise Alder on Sunday March 3rd. Winner of the 2012 Maggie Teyte Prize for French Song, she was a big hit as Susanna in the Royal College of Music’s recent production of Le Nozze di Figaro, and was earlier this month described as ‘a radiant performer’ by the Telegraph. We’ll present songs by Debussy, Strauss, Satie, Rachmaninov and Poulenc. 6.30pm for 7.00pm start. (Please note earlier start time!) Wine and cheese to follow. No tickets sold – suggested donation £15.00 (full-time students, £5.00)