Brindley Sherratt & Julius Drake: Schubert, Brahms and English Song
20 March 2022, 19:30 - 20:45
Brindley Sherratt is one of the world’s leading basses, appearing on major opera and concert stages around the globe. He and equally renowned pianist Julius Drake bring Spring Song 2022 to a close with glorious bass songs by Schubert and Brahms, and a selection of songs by English composers including Finzi, Gurney and Howells. The programme begins with the last of our Emerging Artist slots, once again highlighting the rich and important history of women composers in the song repertoire.
Our commitment to presenting outstanding emerging artists continues, with each evening recital beginning with a 15-minute showcase for an exceptional duo. Our Spring Song Emerging Artists are presented in association with SWAP’ra and highlight the exceptionally rich repertoire of songs by women composers. Tonight we hear soprano Katherine McIndoe with pianist JongSun Woo, including songs by Johanna Müller-Hermann and Elaine Hugh-Jones.
Please note this a 75 minute concert, with no interval.
Click here to join us for the last of our Spring Song suppers, hosted by cosy local restaurant, The Nosebag.
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Johanna Müller-Hermann (1878 - 1941)Nähe des Geliebten (Op. 11 no.1) from Zwei Gedichte von Goethe
Emilie Mayer (1812 - 1883)Der Erlkönig
Johanna Müller-Hermann (1878 - 1941)An die Entfernte (Op. 11 no.2) from Zwei Gedichte von Goethe
Elaine Hugh-Jones (1927 - 2021)Ghosts from Songs of Walter de la Mare
- Solitude from Songs of Walter de la Mare
- The Hare from Songs of Walter de la Mare
- The Ride-By-Nights from Songs of Walter de la Mare
Franz Schubert (1797 - 1828)Der Wanderer (D489 / D493)
- Auf der Donau (D553)
- Der Schiffer (D536)
- Fahrt zum Hades (D526)
- L’incanto degli occhi (D902) from Drei Gesänge
Johannes Brahms (1833 - 1897)
John Ireland (1879 - 1962)Sea Fever
Gerald Finzi (1901 - 1956)Fear no more the heat o' the sun (Op. 81) from Let Us Garlands Bring
Ivor Gurney (1890 - 1937)By a bierside
Michael Head (1900 - 1976)Limehouse Reach
- Money, O!
Peter Warlock (1894 - 1930)Captain Stratton’s Fancy
BassHighlights in Brindley Sherratt’s 2021/22 season include Sparafucile in Oliver Mears’ new production of Rigoletto for the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden; Hunding in Richard Jones’ new production of The Valkyrie for the English National Opera; Swallow in Stefan Herheim’s new production of Peter Grimes at the Bayerische Staatsoper, Munich and a return to the Salzburg Festival. Concert appearances include Gremin in Eugene Onegin with the Dallas Symphony Orchestra/Fabio Luisi and his role debut as Gurnemanz in semi-s... Read Full Biography
PianistJulius Drake, described by The New Yorker magazine as the ‘collaborative pianist nonpareil’ lives in London and enjoys an international reputation as one of the finest instrumentalists in his field, collaborating with many of the world’s leading artists, both in recital and on disc. He appears regularly at all the major music centres and festivals: the Aldeburgh, Edinburgh, Munich, Schubertiade, and Salzburg Music Festivals; Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Centre New York; The Kennedy Center, Washington; The Royal Conc... Read Full Biography
SopranoKatherine McIndoe is a soprano from New Zealand, recently graduated from the Opera Studies programme at the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, where she studied under Yvonne Kenny. She is currently a Junior Fellow at the Guildhall, and was a Young Artist with Garsington Opera for the 2021 season. In New Zealand, she was an Emerging Artist with New Zealand Opera, and a member of the inaugural Dame Kiri Te Kanawa Foundation Singer Development Programme. Since moving to the UK, she has performed at the Barbican, Wigmore Hall, Snape Maltings, ... Read Full Biography
PianistJong Sun Woo is a pianist, who specialises in song and chamber music. She has been broadcast on BBC Radio 3, performed at venues such as the Wigmore Hall, the Southbank Centre’s Purcell Room and the Crush Room at the Royal Opera House, and made multiple appearances as a concerto soloist with orchestras in the UK. As a chamber musician, she performed Beethoven’s complete works for ‘cello and piano in New York in 2017. With violinist Eleanor Corr, she gave the Gold Medal-winning performance at the Royal Overseas League&rsq... Read Full Biography
This event is part of a series:
We're thrilled to announce our spring festival, Spring Song, which sees us back fully in person at the Holywell Music Room and in the superb new concert hall at Trinity College, with a four-day feast of song recitals, study events, auditions for our new and enhanced Young Artist Programme, and more. We cannot wait to see you there!