Wigmore Showcase Programme Announced

Beginning and ending with Spring, Samling’s annual showcase explores the transience and beauty of the natural world through the seasons. A gathering of Samling Artists from over the years present mankind’s response in song and spoken word.

Lauren Fagan soprano
Rowan Pierce soprano
Bianca Andrew mezzo-soprano
Nicky Spence tenor
Milan Siljanov bass-baritone
James Baillieu piano
Ian Tindale piano
actor to be announced

SPRING
Franz Schubert An den Frühling, Frühlingsglaube, Am Bach im Frühling, Frühlingslied
Felix Mendelssohn Maiglöckchen und die Blümelein
SUMMER
Robert Schumann Liebesgarten
Johannes Brahms Sommerabend
AUTUMN
Hugo Wolf Herbst
Johannes Brahms Herbstgefühl
Richard Strauss September
WINTER
Richard Strauss Winterweihe, Winterliebe
Franz Schubert Der Winterabend

— Interval —

SUMMER
Ralph Vaughan Williams Silent Noon
George Butterworth Bredon Hill
Peter Warlock The cricketers of Hambledon
Amy Beach Ah, love, but a day
AUTUMN
Roger Quilter Autumn Evening
Benjamin Britten Autumn
Peter Warlock Autumn Twilight
WINTER
Dominick Argento Winter
Benjamin Britten At day close in November
Michael Head Love’s Lament
SPRING
John Ireland Spring sorrow
Roger Quilter It was a lover and his lass
Ivor Gurney Spring
Lionel Monckton Charming Weather
Jerome Kern All the Things You Are
Ivor Novello We’ll gather lilacs