"Superbly organised and executed. World class singers – Thank you"
London Song Festival 2018
1918 - Forward and Back
2018 London Song Festival focusses on the momentous year of 1918. With a
rich tapestry of songs, spoken word and images, we present nine
concerts featuring some of the most exciting young prize-winning singers
in the country to celebrate the centenaries of giants Claude Debussy,
Leonard Bernstein and Nelson Mandela, and mark the one hundredth
anniversaries of Lili Boulanger, Sir Charles Hubert Parry and Gustav
Klimt. We also celebrate the passing into UK law of the Representation
of the People Act 1918, that extended the voting franchise and allowed
women to vote for the first time. The London Song Festival is
collaborating with the Oxford Lieder Festival and the Association of
English Singers and Speakers, both of whose outstanding Young Artists
and prizewinners will be featured in separate concerts. We are also very
excited to be collaborating with the innovative group Art Sung, whose
concert on November 14th will feature video projections of paintings as
part of a staged event depicting the life of Alma Mahler. We hope you
will join us to enjoy these exciting and unusual concerts and celebrate
these great people and events with us.
There are two master
classes and competitions in the 2018 Festival. The first, given by Sally
Burgess, is devoted to Lieder and is sponsored by the Schubert Society
of Britain. The second, given by Roger Vignoles, concentrates on British
Song and is supported by the British Music Society.
"A gorgeous concert""Brilliant!"
"Really enjoyable evening, well put together programme"
"Superb! Thoroughly enjoyable and beautiful selection of songs and spoken sections"
It was absolutely amazing, thank you so much!
"Always enjoyable and a wonderful opportunity to hear different repertoire"
"Amazing – lovely teamwork – beautiful – we all enjoyed"