1:10pm - 9pm GMT

Wednesday 17 November 2021

Laughing and Crying: Perspectives on 20th and 21st Century British Song

Our British Song Day brings together scholars, composers and performers to explain, illustrate and discuss this rich repertoire from the last hundred years. We will be hearing about (and hearing) the serious, satirical and comic veins within British song including the 'war' songs of Ivor Gurney, Benjamin Britten's folksong settings, Flanders' and Swann's inimitable miniatures and the contemporary satire of Alexander S. Bermange. We are delighted to be joined by tenor James Gilchrist and pianist Nathan Williamson for an evening recital drawing on material from their critically acclaimed '100 years of British Song' CD series. This day will appeal to students, researchers and music enthusiasts who want to discover more about this music that moves and entertains in equal measure.

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PATS Building
University Of Surrey
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Please note: Limited tickets are available due to Covid-19 limiting studio capacity.

Programme of events

  • 1:10pm - Lunchtime lecture-recital with Alexander S. Bermange and Christopher Wiley
  • 2:15pm - Afternoon and early evening presentations by leading scholars including Chris Mark, Jeremy Dibble and Justin Vickers
  • 6pm - Early evening lecture-recital with Leon Berger, archivist of Donald Swann
  • 7:30pm - Evening recital with James Gilchrist and Nathan Williamson.

Please note that this is a face-to-face event on the University of Surrey campus.

Tickets will be available for the evening recital will be available to purchase at the door.

£5 admission (card payments only)

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