Thursday 3 June 2021 1:00PM

Gweneth Ann Rand soprano; Simon Lepper piano

An Imperfect Tapestry


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


  • Gweneth Ann Rand soprano
  • Simon Lepper piano

The final anniversary concert is a recital by Gweneth Ann Rand, one of Wigmore Hall’s newly-appointed Associate Artists, with a programme which Rand describes as ‘a personal reflection of Black voices and muses, stretching back in time to the Black Venus, who inspired the poetry of Baudelaire’.

  • Traditional
      • Sometimes I feel like a motherless child
  • Claude Debussy (1862-1918)
      • 5 poèmes de Baudelaire
        • Recueillement
        • Le balcon
        • La mort des amants
  • Meeropol (1903-1986)
      • Strange fruit
  • Maurice Ravel (1875-1937)
      • Chansons madécasses
  • Traditional
      • Black is the colour of my true love's hair
  • Harry Sever
      • Tears
  • Errollyn Wallen (b.1958)
      • Peace on Earth
  • Adolphus Hailstork (b.1941)
      • Songs of Love and Justice
        • Decisions
  • Encore
  • Hannah Conway
      • Can You Hear My Voice?

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