Programme 2019 - Words & Music

Wednesday 17 June

St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 7.30pm


Rutter: A Sprig of Thyme; Suite Antique  

Faure: Requiem; Cantique de Jean Racine

John Rutter, conductor

Royal Philharmonic Orchestra

City of London Choir

Thursday 18 June
La Vie En Rose

St Mary at Hill, 7pm

Celebrating Parisian love, art and music with songs by Edith Piaf, Charles Aznavour and ‘Americans in Paris’ (excerpts from great musicals); melodies by Satie and Poulenc.

Mary Carewe & Mike Dore, vocalists 

Philip Mayer piano


Friday 19 June

St Lawrence Jewry, 7pm


John Ireland: The Island Spell (from Decorations)
Debussy: Preludes
(Voiles; Ce qu’a vu le vent d’ouest (What the West Wind has seen); La Cathedrale engloutie; “General Lavine” - eccentric; Feux d’artifice)      Poulenc: Oboe Sonata

John Ireland: Sarnia - an Island Sequence (Le Catioroc; In a May Morning; Song of the Springtides)
Poulenc: Improvisation no. XV ‘Hommage a Edith Piaf’ (solo piano)
Poulenc: Flute Sonata

Mark Bebbington, piano

John Roberts, oboe

Emer McDonough, flute

Sunday 21 June

Great St Barts, 6.30pm

Choral Evensong with works by Durufle, Villette, Lennox Berkeley

Monday 22 June
Great St Barts, 7pm

Programme to be confirmed

Tuesday 23 June

St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 1pm


Claude Debussy: Images II 
Maurice Ravel: Miroirs 
Cyril Scott: Poems for piano


Cristian Sandrin, piano


Tuesday 23 June

St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 7pm


Rêverie: Composer Portrait of Claude Debussy                       

Lucy Parham with Henry Goodman

Wednesday 24 June

St Brides, 7pm


Programme to be confirmed

Royal Philharmonic Brass

Thursday 25 June

St Lawrence Jewry, 1pm


Programme to be confirmed

Marta Fontanals Simmons, mezzo-soprano

Lana Bode, piano

Thursday 25 June
Alistair McGowan: The Piano Show

St Lawrence Jewry, 7pm


Includes works by Debussy, Satie, Chopin, Madeleine Dring and impressions


Friday 26 June
A Tale of Two Cities

St Giles-without-Cripplegate, 7.30pm


Ireland: A London Overture              Dyson: In Honour of the City                Holst: St Paul's Suite                   Poulenc: Gloria

London Mozart Players

City of London Choir

Hilary Davan Wetton, conductor

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All photos by Helen Hooker

'Words & Music' calligraphy by Rosalind Wyatt

Artistic Directors: Jenny Robinson and Ian Maclay (Kestrel Music Promotions)

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