Wednesday 22 January 2020 7:30PM
Graham Johnson Songmakers’ Almanac
Gounod and Mrs Weldon
£5 tickets for Under 35s available. Login to book. View all U35 concerts and more information
Supported by Classic FM.
This concert will be approximately 2 hours in duration, including an interval
Ticket bookings are subject to a £3 booking fee. This fee covers the whole booking and is not per ticket.
- Ann Murray DBE mezzo-soprano
- Soraya Mafi soprano
- Neal Davies bass-baritone
- Adrian Thompson tenor
- Graham Johnson piano
In the second half of the 19th century, the Paris Commune of 1871 exacted such terror on Parisian citizens that a number of French people came to live in London. One of them was Charles Gounod, who came to England for three years and wrote many songs in English. In his time here, he became caught up with one of the most interesting characters in all Victorian history, Mrs. Georgina Weldon. Graham Johnson continues his Songmakers’ Almanac series with a celebration of Charles Gounod, told through this little known story of Victorian drama and humour.