Voices at Wigmore is a dynamic group of song enthusiasts who played a crucial role in helping us realise Schubert: The Complete Songs over the last two seasons. We hope that this Circle will continue to grow, supporting our Song Recital and Vocal Series in 2017/18 and beyond.
For the coming season, the support of this group will be focused on song cycles and collections which are such an important aspect of the Series.
In 2017/18 Schubert’s Song Cycles will be performed by partnerships including Christian Gerhaher and Gerold Huber, Mark Padmore and Mitsuko Uchida, and Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside. The latter is particularly special as Roderick Williams is sharing his experience of learning all three cycles with students at the Guildhall School of Music & Drama, and in masterclasses at Wigmore Hall.
Song cycles and collections are central to many of our song recitals and the 2017/18 Season features works by composers ranging from Schumann, Wolf and Mahler to Copland, Falla and Vaughan Williams. We are also proud to be commissioning and hosting the world première of Helen Grime’s song cycle on parenthood.
We believe that what Wigmore Hall is doing with song can serve as a catalyst for the revival of song elsewhere. We rely on your support to help us keep this enormously valuable tradition alive for future generations of singers, song pianists and audiences.
The members of Voices at Wigmore are acknowledged in all Wigmore Series brochures and concert programmes, as well as on the donor listing in the foyer. The group is invited to come together at the following concerts during the season and is kept up to date with further activities planned around the Song Recital Series.
Monday 27 November 2017
A drinks reception at Roderick Williams and Iain Burnside’s performance of Schubert’s Die schöne Müllerin
Tuesday 5 June 2018
A pre-concert talk and drinks reception at Stéphane Degout and Simon Lepper's performance of works including Schumann's Kerner Lieder (speaker to be confirmed)