Thursday 14 October 2021 7:30PM

Gweneth Ann Rand soprano; Allyson Devenish piano; Sarah Daramy-Williams violin; Cathy Tyson narrator

In the footsteps of...
Live stream starts at 8:00PM


This concert was live-streamed as part of the Autumn 2021 Series. The video is no longer online but other concerts are available to watch in full here: Wigmore Hall Concert Video Library

Download the PDF programme and song sheet/translations here. Reproduction and distribution is strictly prohibited.


  • Gweneth Ann Rand soprano
  • Allyson Devenish piano
  • Sarah Daramy-Williams violin
  • Cathy Tyson narrator

Wigmore Associate Artist, soprano Gweneth Ann Rand, collaborates with three fellow performers in this widely-ranging programme celebrating the artistry of African-American singers – Marian Anderson, Jessye Norman and Grace Bumbry – who graced the Wigmore platform on numerous occasions. In addition, works by recent and contemporary North American but mostly contemporary Black British composers are featured, two of them premières.

  • Spiritual
      • City called Heaven
        • (arranged by Johnson)
      • Witness
        • (arranged by Johnson)
      • Is There Anybody Here?
        • (arranged by Carter)
  • Jean Sibelius (1865-1957)
      • Belshazzar's Feast Op. 51
        • Solitude (1939 version for voice and orchestra)
      • Norden Op. 90 No. 1
      • Svarta rosor Op. 36 No. 1
      • Var det en dröm? Op. 37 No. 4
  • Antonín Dvořák (1841-1904)
      • Gypsy Songs Op. 55
        • My song of love rings through the dusk
        • All round about the woods are still
        • Songs my mother taught me
        • Give a hawk a fine cage
  • Henri Duparc (1848-1933)
      • Phidylé
  • Francis Poulenc (1899-1963)
      • La dame de Monte Carlo
  • Erik Satie (1866-1925)
      • Je te veux
  • Reynaldo Hahn (1874-1947)
      • Chansons grises
        • L'heure exquise
  • Interval
  • Richard Strauss (1864-1949)
      • 4 Last Songs
  • Aaron Copland (1900-1990)
      • 12 poems of Emily Dickinson
        • Why do they shut me out of heaven?
  • Richard Rodgers (1902-1979)
      • The Sound of Music
        • My Favourite Things (arranged by Allyson Devenish)
  • Moore (1904-1989)
      • I Want To Die While You Love Me
  • Shirley Thompson (b.1958)
      • Tapestry
  • Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
      • My Feet May Take a Little While
  • Spiritual
      • By an' by
        • (arranged by Clement Ishmael) (world première)
      • My Soul's Been Anchored in the Lord
        • (arranged by Price)

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