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A celebration of English song presented by a "startlingly impressive" tenor.
Tufnell Park, Acland Burghley School, Assembly Hall (The Hex) £2 (Under 19s) - 'pay what you choose' (from £5 minimum) for adults Book Now

Guy Cutting (tenor) and George Ireland (piano) present a programme of songs exploring the feelings and experiences of the traveller who wanders far from home.

We journey from a peaceful English countryside of apple trees, birdsong and water mills to more unfamiliar climes by land and sea. Tinged by a longing for home and nostalgia the programme is centred around Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel, and includes a new commission by young British composer, Piers Connor Kennedy, written especially for this programme, alongside songs by Ivor Gurney, Benjamin Britten, Jonathan Dove and Peter Warlock.

Full programme:

Ralph Vaughan Williams The Water Mill; Slow Air (from Suite of 6 Short Pieces); Linden Lea; Sky above the roof
Ivor Gurney The Apple Orchard; Desire in Spring; Bread and Cherries; A Piper; Walking Song
Benjamin Britten Sailing (from Holiday Diary); Midnight on the Great Western; Down by the Salley Gardens
Jonathan Dove Fair Ship; Calm is the morn
Peter Warlock My Own Country
Piers Connor Kennedy New commission
Herbert Howells Procession (from Three Pieces)
Ralph Vaughan Williams Songs of Travel