The concert details are:
Thursday May 23rd, 7.30pm:
The Complete Songs of Richard Wagner, in celebration of his bi-centenary.
Wagner's Wesendonck Lieder with their original piano accompaniment form the core of this evening's concert. Wagner composed this song cycle while he was working on Tristan und Isolde. The concert will also feature all of Wagner's completed French songs and the rarely performed Sieben Kompositionen zu Goethes Faust.
Elisabeth Meister - soprano, Matthew Hargreaves - bass-baritone, Nigel Foster - piano.
Wednesday May 29th, 7.30pm:
Association of English Singers and Speakers Centenary Concert.
This concert also celebrates the publication of the final three volumes of 'A Century of English Song'.
Sarah Leonard - soprano, Stephen Varcoe - baritone, Nigel Foster - piano.
Wednesday June 5th, 7.30pm:
The complete songs of Giuseppe Verdi in celebration of his bi-centenary.
The songs of Verdi are even less well known today than those of Wagner, but they still maintain something of the grand sweep and the exuberance of his operatic writing.
Elizabeth Llewellyn - soprano, Nicholas Ransley - tenor, Nigel Foster - piano.
Tuesday June 11th, 2–5pm and 6–9pm:
A Master Class given by Sarah Walker CBE.
The Master Class will be given by Sarah Walker CBE in St Paul’s Church, Covent Garden. Sarah Walker is Prince Consort Professor of Singing at the Royal College of Music and is a leading advocate of lieder singing and the song repertoire. There will be two classes, the Senior Class for singers aged 20-30 and the Junior class for singers aged 16-19. Tickets £10 (£7 concessions).
All concerts take place at the church of St Paul Covent Garden, London WC2E 9ED.
Tickets £15 (£10 concessions).
More details of the 2013 London Song Festival will appear on this website later.