21.11.12 7.00pm, The Wren Chapel, The Royal Hospital Chelsea, Royal Hospital Road, London SW3 4SR; £20 individual ticket £75 series ticket for all 5 concerts
My Own Country : A celebration of English Song
The RHC Concerts, now in its 9th year, offers a unique opportunity to enjoy music in the remarkable and historical Royal Hospital Chelsea when the magnificent Wren Chapel will resonate to the sound of classical and choral music.
The internationally acclaimed soprano Felicity Lott is one of Britain’s best known and best loved singers and has given performances in opera houses the world over under the batons of such notable conductors as Bernard Haitink, Carlos Kleiber and Georg Solti. She is an experienced recitalist after many years of singing with Graham Johnson, whom she met when they were students at the Royal Academy of Music, and her repertoire includes songs by Strauss, Schubert, Schumann, Wolf and Brahms as well as the masters of French Mélodies. As the title of this evening’s recital conveys, Felicity is also very fond of English songs, and in particular those of Benjamin Britten and William
Winner of an accompaniment award at the end of his first undergraduate year at the Royal College of Music, Sebastian Wybrew has gone on to accompany many high profile singers. Following his first appearance with Felicity Lott, Simon Hoggart of The Guardian wrote “At first we had a short concert, with Dame Felicity Lott, who was gorgeous and generally all-round fabulous, accompanied on the piano by a young man called Sebastian Wybrew, of whom we will hear more.”
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